“Following Christ demands that we deny ourself of certain desires and lusts, take up our cross daily by being ready to live sacrificial life that he demands, and put your feet where He trod, while carefully studying the paths that He walked 1 Peter 2:21” Open Heavens Devotional
I have desires, pressing desires that I can embrace totally and it would be met, yet I deny myself daily to please my master. I deny myself of some pleasure so that I may thread where He throd.
All things are lawful, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. 1 Corinthians10:23. If you read to verse 29 you’ll realize that being Christ disciple demands so much more than looking out for oneself!
So when next you are about to speak, write, preach, take any action, think! There are countless of souls affected by you, starting from your wards, those within your spheres of influence! What are you feeding them? Life or death to thier spirit man?