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To remind me what I look like before and after. A lot of success stories revolve around burning the midnight oil and coffee seances in the morning. The reward is looking back at where you began and reveling in how far you have come.
Have you learned how to recognize where your strength stops and someone else's begins? Most of us don't play well with others, most of that is because of personality differences. Another part of it is power distribution dysfunction. Our society produces Alpha introverts and extroverts. The word community suggests a commune of unity where there is give-and-take. In this day and age we do more of gatherings where people with similar interests come together under one roof to participate in their interest individually.
Try it this week. It doesn't even have to be a big project. Try participating in a co-op that involves two sets of hands or more. Try keeping your mouth shut for a moment. Try taking instruction, try being available to learn something. Try being told your idea may not best suit this occasion . Try resisting the urge of preserving your ego. Try making a suggestion because it is helpful to the cause and not to prove your worth. Not easy.
Brb.. someone literally just gave me a command without saying please. After a violent skirmish with my pride, I consented kindly.
Fred - 1
egotistical anarchy- 0
In Galatians 2:20 two people die and one revives. Survivor takes residence in the deceased.
Do you get the same notion from the verse?
I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”
This crucifixión with Christ accomplishes two impossible feats.
It solves two big problems
I am being crucified to the slavery of serving a law I am incapable of keeping perfectly. While it does not annul the law, it changes my relationship to the law. Making my relationship with Christ the part of me that fulfills the law.
Jesus is the first person to raise from the dead. One may argue that others like Lazarus and others took that title already. By dying to self, Jesus was able to die to sin in the flesh which causes him to die to death as the grave is not permitted to hold prisoner one who never violated the laws of heaven or the laws of earth 🌏.
So where do I stop ✋🏿 and Jesus begin 🏁 ? It begins in the morning first thing when you get up. You meet with Jesus at a special time and place. You invite him to be Lord of your life to give them full reign over your life today. When you fail, no matter how unworthy you feel, you get back up and confess to Christ that you are unable to do it alone. Make a U-turn, a 180 degree from that thing in your life by recklessly abandoning it. Step forward in trust not knowing how it will be accomplished but trusting that God will do what he says he will do in his Word.