Are you willing to die to yourself? That is all Jesus is asking of you today. Many of us will have a successful journey in life. Some of us will have nice cars, houses, businesses and even land. Will that all matter in the end when you die? I suppose you’re thinking, “I can give it all to my relatives who are left, right?” What happens if Jesus were to come back right after you die? No time to create a will, no time to have your lawyer sign off, nothing. Then all is vanity.
What Christ wants to do in your life is to bring peace to your soul. Jesus states,“Come to me all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” Matthew 11:28-30. So many of us are looking and searching for all these accolades, titles, prestige; but in the end, all those things will not matter unless you have a relationship with the Almighty Father. God is speaking to our hearts, trying to tell us that this world is going to perish! This world will not last! And yet, we are still seeking pleasures in this decaying society! Christ tells us to seek first the kingdom of God, and then all these things will be added unto you!
We must die to ourselves if we are truly going to see the beauty of Christ in our lives. We must truly give ourselves away if we are going to experience elevation in our walk. We must put to death our old self and walk in the newness of Christ if we ever want to be free of the chains of this world. We must carry many burdens day-to-day, but God has freed us– all we must do is trust and rest in the finished work of Jesus Christ.