‘For Christ love compels us, because we are convinced that one dies for all, and therefore all dies. And he dies for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again‘
2 Corinthians 5:14, 15 (NIV)
The word for ‘compels‘ means ‘to hold fast‘. Jesus, out of his great love, had given up his life for our sakes. He had not acted out of his own self-interest, selfishly holding on to the glory of heaven that he already possessed. Instead, Jesus had willingly ‘died for all’. Because Christ dies for us, we also are dead to our old lives. We should no longer live to please ourselves; we should spend our lives pleasing Christ.
When we ‘let go and let God‘ we eventually find out that our true desires actually fall in line with God’s. I’ve noticed that some of my worldly goals and wants have diminished, thus leaving room for God’s plans for my life. I’ve died, I’ve let go of all old habits and now attain a new mindset, a mindset that one-hundred percent revolves around God and His plans for my life.