Ergo the Ego. Ego tends to get a bad rap. It conjures up images of superior, smug, condescending individuals. Snobs. Show offs and smart asses. In it's purest form, ego is simply a type of self-awareness. A sense of one's worth.
I find that my ego, for the most part, holds a steady value. But certain reflections can shine a different light upon it. When I compare my self to my Lord and my Savior, my ego becomes very small. Because I know “without Him I would be nothing”. Yet, when I turn that perspective around to what He was willing to do for me, for you, I feel extremely over-valued.
In a more worldly way, my parents instilled in me a very strong sense that though I was not more than any one I was as much as anyone. Daddy literally thought the sun rose in my head and set in my feet. He thought his little girl could be Miss Texas, pursue any career she chose, etc. And Mama always respected me...even enough to apologize to me when she thought an apology was due me. What they instilled in me has always been enough that no one else has ever been able to tear it down, no matter how they may have assaulted my sense of worth. And that my friends is why a healthy sense of ego is important!
Without a measure of ego people are downtrodden, abused, overlooked, prone to create disasters for themselves.
If you are suffering from a deflated ego and suffering for it, then I beseech you to open the Word of God and read of the great cost He was willing to pay for you. Pray to Him. Ask Him to let you see yourself as He sees you. Yes, you'll see some things you don't like and will want to change---but He will help you. And you'll be surprised and amazed at the things He see in you that are beautiful, worthy, upright and good.