Sunday, March 21, 2010
Ever since we were born, we were taught to express our will to get anything in life. In school, we were taught to be independent, self reliant and aggressive in imposing our will to grab anything out of life. We were taught to become highly competitive and to strive to be the very best in every field of work or discipline that we enter. But in doing so, we also bloat our ego or self esteem. We sometimes see ourselves as superior to everybody else and we develop a winner's attitude that frowns upon losing. But this is in direct contradiction to the admonition of God when He said, "unless you become like little children, you will not enter the kingdom of God" (Matthew 18:2). Why this special privilege to small children? Because they are not only innocent but very trusting. They don't worry about anything but trust that their own parents will provide for all their needs. A person who is self reliant, who always impose his will on others and always desire to win all his battles against all odds would rarely depend on God but on his own free will. He develops a delusion of grandeur and see himself as far above everybody else. This is the beginning of his downfall for the Lord says, "he who exalts himself will be humbled and he who humbles himself will be exalted" (Matthew 23:12). There is nothing wrong if we impose our will. Just make sure that our will is subservient and aligned to the will of God and we will surely succeed in life.
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Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla