There is an ape in the room. He is big, ferocious and completely unpredictable. This ape exist in many spaces and in many places and he exists in every human heart.
The bizarre thing is this, most are not willing to admit his existence or the fact that he can misbehave, at any given time. We all know he is there, but pretend otherwise. There is an ape deep inside of me and inside of you.
He has been known to ruin opportunities, ruin careers and even ruin the most intimate relationships. The question is not about his existence, but rather, how much control the ape has over you.
The ape is Arrogance, Pride and Ego. You can try your best to convince people, that he does not exist in your world, but he is an ever-present threat.
The ape will cause you to live a life below God’s calling. He will cause you to walk away from priorities, the ape will force you to abandon your post.
What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”