In Mel Brooks’s comic classic movie, Young Frankenstein, the mad doctor’s unattractive, deformed assistant, Igor (EE-gor) insists that his name is pronounced “EYE-gor”.
I see this as an illustration of what happens when my own ego becomes twistedly insistent on choosing my paths, rather than awaiting God’s guidance. My ego morphs into the unattractive and self-important “I Go” who leads me into paths of vanity and self-will.
The change in pronunciation in the movie is a clever running joke that inspires chuckles from the audience with every repetition. My own personal “I Go” leads to tears and misfortune almost every time.
If you ever notice your own ego threatening to become the “I Go” of self-will, picture the foolish Igor-character’s vain attempts to gain importance and just tune out the whines of “I Go” like the annoying buzz of an insect.
Listen, instead, for God’s perfect will that leads to peace and joy.