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Denying yourself means saying no to something pleasurable to have something better for you in the long run, usually having to do with God’s will, not our own will. Yes, sin is pleasurable for a short season, but sin leads to death at some point. Denying yourself is a way to grow closer to God. A general rule to follow is if something feels good to your flesh, make sure that it is not against God’s will for your life. Live as if you are not living for immediate gratification and separation from God but honor God and be with Him now and for eternity. ~ Bill Greguska

 

Luke 9:23  Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.

 

 

 


 

What Is Denying Yourself And Pick Up My Cross Mean?

 

 


 

Denying Yourself Is The Start Of Something Good!

Realize that being a disciple of Jesus Christ means denying yourself and our sinful desires. The most challenging requirement of being a disciple of Jesus Christ is to deny yourself. We are all born with selfishness built right in us. It does not have to be taught, and resisting our natural desires is an ongoing battle. Denying self is key to being a follower of Jesus Christ. Read Romans 13:14. “Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.”

 


 

Where Would We Be Without Denying Yourself?

 

 


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