It's time we as believers in faith get a big EGO. Apostle Paul challenged all who believe to test and evaluate ourselves to see whether we are in the faith and living our lives as [committed] believers. He encourages us[the readers]to examine ourselves and to recognize by our own experiences that Jesus Christ is in each of us who believe. So get a big EGO:
Exemplify God Outwardly with an extremely high sense
of self-esteem and self-importance
and strut this earth like one who intends to conquer. There is nothing blocking you from doing so. Unless, of course, you have failed to open your heart.
Jesus clearly stated, "behold I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear My voice, and opens the door (to your heart), I will come in to him, and will sup with him and he with Me." If you have not invited Jesus into your heart, do so today before it's too late.
Jesus will return and when He does, He will search each of our intentions and will reward us accordingly. You were born to become an heir to the kingdom of God. It is opened to you now, to partake of His kingdom. What work are you producing that will please the Father at the day of presentation? You have been brought with a price and considered priceless. You are not a counterfeit. Now, run with that and sport your big EGO.
Devotional reading: 2 Corinthians 13:5; Revelations 2:23, 3:2, 3:10-11, 3:20; 1Corinthians 6:19-20; 2Peter 1:13-25