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Dying To Self


More of you and less of me Lord.....

How many times in life have I said those words?
Wanting and needing to be more like him and less like me......
Refusing to allow my flesh to have its way.

Dying to Self.
It's hard.....
It's uncomfortable at times.....
It's a fight.....
It's painful......
When we believe what we are doing is "right" and can not see we are walking according to our flesh and it's emotions. 

I recently watched  Joyce Myer preach a sermon on dying to self and I wanted to share a few things I learned. 

Things that opened my eyes larger to "More of you and less of me".......

(Joyce Myer)
* " Anytime you get your way by acting ungodly,you did not win, you lost"
( Pitching a fit, bad attitude and defensive body language)

* " Getting our way is not dying to self"
(Selfishness, Jealously, Pride, Self Pity, Greed and Control)

* Complaining about our circumstances is eating death! We lose our joy!!

*The more we die to self the more we die to selfishness. 
* Our flesh will  hate it, but the more we do NOT feed our flesh, the easier it will become. 


I began to think about what areas in my life I have not "died to self"......
(I am still a work in progress and continue to grow)

Two areas dropped in my spirit.....
A tad bit of road rage......More like road irritation
( No I do not run others off the road in a fit of rage but I do get impatient and irritated. My huffing and puffing doesn't get me there any faster. )

Control....OCD
( Trying to prevent a certain out come or change the out come concerning  my children)

Huge light bulb in my spirit and more scales falling from my eyes!!
Today I am learning to slow my roll ( road rage) and let go and let God where my children are concerned (control)

 Are there areas in your life that need dying to?

I am very thankful that my daddy God shows me areas of correction in my life....
And that he to wants me to have more of him and less of me. 

Dying to self every day.

xoxoxo
Stacey

2 Corinthians 4:10
We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body

Comments

  1. I find the Jesus prayer to help overcome focusing on self. "Lord Jesus Son of God have mercy on me a sinner." This focuses on God/Jesus as the one with power to forgive and restore.

    Another variation is to simply pray, "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus ..." slowly, over and over.

    Good post.

    WB

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  2. BEAUTIFUL post that I needed tonight!

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