Dead to SelfThursday, November 17, 2016
“ Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him”
Dead to self, alive to Christ.
Dead people never feel a thing. They don’t get their feelings hurt, catch attitudes, or try to retaliate. You can do or say whatever you want to a dead person and you will get nothing back.
Self-centered people are consumed with self. It’s all about them. What they feel, think or want to do. It’s not hard to upset or offend them. They get depressed and defeated easily.
If you find yourself with hurt feelings and discouraged, ask “Am I being dead to self?” The world would say to treat others as they have treated you but God says to “Be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:32).
It’s in The Living Word of God so it can be done! You really can be Christ centered and not self consumed. Whenever you feel yourself being threatened, angry, thinking about poor you, go to God! Praying and asking for help and for the eyes of your heart and mind to be opened to God and His wisdom is your first step.
Be dead to self and alive to Christ,