Dying to Self

Learning to die to yourself is probably one of the hardest challenges that a Christian may face. The reason that it’s so challenging is that we want to do things our own way and in our own time. However, being a Christian prevents us doing that simply because God works in His own time and may require us to die to ourselves, to die to our desires, at a different time than we would hope for.

Maybe God is calling you to give up something and you’ve been procrastinating. Remember, this world is only temporary. The things in this world do not matter in the light of the Father. Yes, it is hard to surrender objects, friendships, your own time, food, and so on and so forth. However, think about how these things do not matter. When you die and you are standing before the Father, is the new flat-screen TV that you just bought is going to be brough up?

God will never say, “Well, Katie, I saw that you bought that flat-screen TV eight years ago. How was that like?” Because it’s not about that, but it’s about how we followed Jesus Christ throughout our whole life.

Don’t choose tomorrow to surrender, choose right now, in this moment, to surrender everything that is getting in the way of your relationship with God.

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About selflessacrifice

I love Jesus! I want to be an example to young people and women. Learning to die to myself and live for Christ. It's a hard process, but I know the outcome will be beautiful!
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One Response to Dying to Self

  1. Freedomborn says:

    Yes very True selflessacrifice we do have to put our flesh to death (see below ) unless we do God cannot use us to do His good works that He has prepared for us to do and equipped and empowered us to do because our sin separates us from Him, when we have done this by the empowering of The Holy Spirit as we choose to walk in His fruit we then repent of fleshy works and move on seeking to be perfected in Love the goal Paul tells us to aim for.

    Colossians 3:4-6 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.

    Galatians 24 -26 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. if we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

    2 Timothy 2:19-21 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His. And, let every one that nameth the Name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the Master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.

    Christian Love from both of us – Anne

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