Ego is our death. Honesty with ourselves is one thing, but if we are not honest with our fellows through our actions, how free are we really? The ego will tell us that things are just fine, while others see us differently and are getting ready for our downfall. When we let our ego get hurt and we learn from our mistakes, we start to grow in ways that let us be checked and not retaliate.
God, please remove from me all the ways I think I should be. Let me be open to failure and success rather than let it control my actions. Remind me that I will make mistakes and that I will need you every day — even when I’m not in need.