One of the Bible’s greatest paradoxes is that death can bring life. Paul looked upon his past life as dead and considered the old Paul (Saul, the purebred Pharisee) crucified with Christ. With confidence he could say, “Christ lives in me.”
Have you crucified your old life so that your new, spiritual life can begin? Have you let go of the person you used to be, along with the bragging rights or baggage that went along with it? It’s time for you to let go of your past self and give Christ full freedom to live and reign in you.