Reject Yourself

Their cries are blown away with the wind
How passive can we be before humanity is lost?
Turning our backs on those who need love
We must not rest while healing is needed

Can you reject yourself?
Can you feel their agony?
In a world that feeds on disregard,
Heal the broken hearted

Reject Yourself ~ Killswitch Engage

As was mentioned in my previous post, being a disciple of Jesus Christ is not a once-a-week deal. It is not a mask we throw on when we attend church. It is not a few good deeds to show others that we’re good people. Being a disciple of Jesus Christ is a daily thing. It should be as natural and as as much a part of our lives as breathing.

Christ taught His apostles,

…The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejectedof the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.

And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. (Luke 9:22-23)

Just as the Savior was rejected by His own people, we must reject or deny ourselves. To reject ourselvse means to place our own desires last. We must put Jesus Christ first, and by so doing we also put others first. Taking up our cross means we are ready and willing to carry our burdens and work for the Savior. And we must do this daily. Not weekly, monthly, or yearly, but daily. We must always be willing to place others before ourselves, and carry a cross when it is placed on our backs, whether it is for ourselves or someone else.

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? (Mark 8:35-36)

When we forget ourselves and make Christ and others our priority, we will find that we have gained so much more than we sacrificed. After all, what else truly matters in this life? The world will pass away, but the gospel of Jesus Christ will last for eternity.

This is something that everyone, myself included, can work on. Let us reject ourselves and put the Savior Jesus Christ above all else.

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