"Denying the flesh. Preferring others. Dying to self. Sounds dour and grim, doesn’t it? But we have it so backwards! “What’s in it for me?” “What will I get out of it?” “I deserve more.” These are common attitudes of the world—but Christians are supposed to walk in truth. And the truth is, without Christ, all any of us “deserve” is hell (John 3:18). We would do well to remember that. If the King of kings suffered a humiliating death on a cross for the likes of me, how can I dare live like I “deserve better?"
Read the entire article by Stacy McDonald at Your Sacred Calling.