Addressing the Little Bit of Narcissism In All of Us

Rick Thomas | 2/10/2019 | Rick Thomas
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Imagine a person standing in the center of a universe that he has created. All of the roads lead to himself. To get near him is to be drawn into the vortex of his selfishness. Me, my, and I describe his primary relationships and daily thoughts.

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He has self-esteem on steroids. His self-interests have run amuck. Paul’s appeal to him in Philippians to esteem others as more significant than himself is a parallel universe in which he does not live (Philippians 2:3-4).

Sucking - Machine - Preferences - Preoccupations - Orbit

He is a human sucking machine. His preferences and preoccupations draw you into his orbit and overpower you. I suspect you do not know anyone like this, but I do. I have just described my tendencies during any moment of any given day.

I am the most selfish person that I know. Though I do not consider myself a narcissist, where everything revolves around me, I am acutely aware of how selfish I can be. Maybe you are not a narcissist either, but can you be selfish?

Kingdom - Lord - Revolt - Divine - Rather

In the kingdom of the Lord, there has been a revolt against the Divine. Rather than human beings living to serve and worship their great Creator and Sovereign Ruler of the universe, we decided that we want a piece of the action for ourselves (Genesis 11:3-4).

Forgetting our purpose in God’s kingdom is at the heart of the narcissistic worldview. In our unique ways, we began blazing self-centered and self-actualized paths through life.

Narcissism - Fuel - Heart - Outcomes - Tenet

Narcissism is the fuel that energizes the heart toward self-focused outcomes. A major tenet in the narcissist’s modus operandi is the realization of no limits—he can do anything his soul craves.

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