I heard of a slogan called Die to Self and it resonated with me so much ...
I reflected on recent successes in my life...
with my relationships with people that I was able to connect the term “Die to Self” to my circumstances.
Betrayal, Anger and Resentment..
A friend of mine and I went through this ill feeling..During that period,our communication slowed down significantly and we were so hurt that we didn’t want to speak to each other
Yet we have a powerful love force between us ironically.
We’ve been in each other’s lives for over 18 years and when our connection was broken, it seemed as though we were at war.
Fast forward 6 months later, my friend comes to me..
and asks for forgiveness and asked for help to change their life around.
My initial reaction was to say NO..
because I was hurt and in pain over the situation...
...but my heart and spirit said YES.
Yes, I will help you. Yes, I forgive you. Yes, I love you. When you die to self, you allow God to take over your words, your actions, you reactions and ultimately your life.
my flesh wanted to say NO..
but my heart part, the part that loves, cares, forgives knew better .
I try to work on improving myself daily...
so NO was just not in my vocabulary in that way when I know for a fact that my calling is to Love More, Humble Myself More, Forgive More and Give More.
As I listened to the radio yesterday & they said Die to Self
it was the perfect explanation of what has transpired in this situation. I had to die to old habits of resentment, die to unforgiveness, die to pride, die to ego, die to hate, etc.
When I made that decision, only the opposite can live within
it was not easy but I understand that To Whom Much is Given, Much is Required and if I want to lead the wealthy, fulfilled, prosperous life I say I want, I must die to self each and everyday.
The rewards of this act bring tears to me eyes...
because I have lived in the most peace and fulfillment in my life than I’ve ever known.
I highly encourage you today...
to work toward dying to self and spreading the love and abundance of God that we ALL have the ability to give to the world. - See more at: http://www.jamieenglish.org/love-lessons/die-to-self/#st