When you are forgotten, or neglected, or purposely set at naught, but your heart is happy, being counted worthy to suffer for Christ: That is dying to self.

When your good is evil spoken of, when your wishes are crossed, your advice disregarded, your opinions ridiculed, but you take it all in patient, loving silence: That is dying to self.
When you patiently bear rudeness, or stand face to face with waste, folly, extravagance, and spiritual insensibility- but endure it as Jesus endured: That is dying to self.

When you are content with any food, any offering, any climate, any society, any raiment, any interruption by the will of God: That is dying to self.

When you never care to refer to yourself in conversation, or to record your own good works, or itch after commendations, being content in obscurity: That is dying to self.

When you see your brother having his needs met, and can honestly rejoice with him, and feel no envy, nor question God, while your own needs are far greater: That is dying to self.

When you can receive correction and reproof, finding no rebellion or resentment rising up within your heart: That is dying to self.

Are you dead yet? In these last days, the Spirit would bring us to the cross: "That I may know Him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.” Philippians 3:10

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