"For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it." NIV
"For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it." KJV
If we honestly examine ourselves, we may find there are things we hold onto that we just can't release or that we deceive ourselves into thinking it won't matter in our Christian walk. Since we identified with Christ and were buried in death and risen to new life through baptism, we are no longer the master over our own lives. The Lord God is now the Master, Lord, and Savior. If we insist on any thing but His will, we will lose whatever we have. It will hinder our spiritual growth and our spiritual relationship with God. Let's examine ourselves now.
Heavenly Father, we earnestly seek to give you Lordship over every part of our lives. Help us to examine ourselves to see if there is any place at which we are holding back. We pray in Jesus' name, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC