The Idol of Self
The idol of self is perhaps the greatest threat to our spiritual lives. How do we destroy it? Why is it so difficult in our culture to die to ourselves and live for God? This is the subject we will consider today. If this is the first of these posts you are reading feel free to read all the posts in this series, Idol Factories, HERE.
It is a lie.
And he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. 2 Corinthians 5:15
We need to found our lives upon something other than our self.
1. Abdicate the Throne
- I am God's possession. I belong to Him.
- I am who He says I am. My identity is now found in Him.
- I am His servant. My purpose is to please Him.
2. Burn the Ships
For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. (Luke 9:24)
3. Give God the Keys
Who is in the driver's seat of your life?
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)
You were made for so much more than yourself.