Y'all know I went to the Steven Curtis Chapman/Michael W. Smith United tour at the end of March. I love the music both those men put out and have tapes/CDs going back to the um beginning.
The concert lived up to everything I'd hoped, but left me thinking about ego. Here are two men who have as much of a right as anyone does to have ego -- yet there was none at the concert. Instead, these two men seemlessly played back-up to each other, disappeared, returned, joked, and worshipped.
I watched and prayed -- God give me a heart that is not threatened by those others would say could be my competition.
Many of my friends in writing have the same attitude. I can't tell you how many times I've been surprised by the lack of ego from people you would think have earned it. Such a blessing to see people live in a way that shows they want to serve others and give the glory to God.
My prayer is that I would live a life where my ego is firmly in check. Where I focus on the needs of others v. the imagined rights I should have. That I would always look to serve rather than develop the attitude of a prima dona. That my life would point clearly to the Father whom deserves any glory I may receive. That I would reflect it to Him rather than clutch it to my chest.