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Each layer that is seen through gives more light towards the completion of the process. The process of self-discovery.
Enjoy the process.
originally posted by: ancientthunder
The key to me is and always has been self-realization, ...deception that appear to impede me....The process of self-discovery.
HE WAS a proud man. Having been promoted to a lofty government position, he gloated over the adulation and admiration heaped upon him. But to his great annoyance, another official refused to accord him such honor. In revenge, the haughty official schemed to destroy all the people in the empire who were of the same ethnic background as the offender. What a distorted sense of self-importance!
The schemer was Haman, a high official in the court of Persian King Ahasuerus. And the object of his hostility? A Jew named Mordecai. Although Haman’s genocidal reaction was extreme, it illustrates the danger and grave consequences of pride.
If we immodestly take ourselves too seriously, we may find it difficult to maintain a fair and accurate perspective of people and events around us.
Harmful Effects of Self-Importance
An unbalanced view of ourselves can cause pain and can damage our relationship with others.
Those who take themselves too seriously may become braggarts, perpetually boasting about their supposedly great talents, deeds, or possessions. Or they may dominate conversations, always having to bring in something about themselves. Such speech betrays a lack of genuine love and can be very annoying. Thus, conceited ones often alienate themselves from others.—1 Corinthians 13:4.
Being immodest and taking ourselves too seriously can lead to the damaging of our relationship with God. Proverbs 16:5 warns: “Everyone that is proud in heart is something detestable to Jehovah.”
A Balanced View of Ourselves
Clearly, we should not take ourselves too seriously. Of course, this is not to say that we should not be serious about what we do or say.
So how can Christians develop and maintain a modest, balanced, and serious view of themselves?
The Bible provides many encouraging examples of individuals who maintained a balanced view of themselves. Outstanding is Jesus Christ’s example of humility. ...