I believe when the ego is king, there is no hope for that person. The ego is the default position of the human soul. The selfish desire will seek the interest of one person. The one person will be that person interest.
The person that seeks there own good will suffer. This person have a false hope that will kill the soul.
I believe the self-will can blind a person. The ego will cause a person to loss focus on the most important thing in life.
The beginning of fear begins with the Lord. We need to realize that the Lord is the King and he is perfect.
We are sinners that deserve his judgement.
We need to repent from our sins and follow the Bible. When a person focus on the Lord then the love of sin will decrease.
If a person loves the Lord, then the person will hate the ego. But if the person loves the ego then the person will hate God.