The problem is that we can’t get from here to there without revealing our hidden agendas and taking off our masks, if only to ourselves. And the process won’t be very pretty. It involves a slow death and it’s painful. What should you expect if God answers that dangerous prayer – and he does it often –
Our Ego is the Size of Our Ego
Our egos are much bigger than we thought and our motives can be very different. Our motives have become more self-centered and mixed than we ever thought.
Jesus said that no human was good (Mark 10:18) because anything that is truly “good” must be for goodness (i.e., God’s) sake. If we feel good after doing something like baking cookies for a neighbor, visiting a friend in hospital, helping someone in need or giving money to the Salvation Army during Christmas, then it is no longer a pure act of goodness.
Our Efforts Have Been Successful
The solution to the problem is harder than expected once we have identified it. Our efforts have been far less successful…