Surrendering the Self Life

by | Jul 24, 2022 | Get Your Life Back, Sermon

Over time, almost imperceptibly, we can get stuck in the trance of constructing our role in the world, building our identity, and completely miss what God is doing around us. We can spend a lot of time and energy protecting this Self we’ve created at all costs. As counterintuitive as it may seem, it’s when we surrender this Self that we get what we were trying to build all along: our life.

Read Philippians 3:4-6. Paul lists the things he had built his identity on. What would your list include?

Read Philippians 3:7-9. How do you think Paul must have felt when he “suffered the loss of all things?” What is the relationship between denying ourselves and “taking up our cross” (Matthew 16:24)?

What about surrendering ourselves helps us get our life back?

Read Isaiah 43:1. God created you and knows you. As you consider your list from the first question, how would God write that list about you? What do you think God views as significant about you? How do the two lists compare/contrast?

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