What Would You Die To?

By Oladapo Omotosho

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With Easter around the corner and we celebrate the death of Jesus, let’s pause for a #TAC moment! What would I die for? I know for a certainty I would very likely not die for a material thing. I believe I have gone past that. Let’s make it hotter, would you die for the God you so believe in?

I wrote compelling reason with the aim to motivate you to find the major push towards your change. This is a little different with a prepositional change from ‘for’ to ‘to’. The entire ballgame changes. So here is the direct question, ‘What would you die to?’ since Christ has died for us, paying the ultimate price and the dying is now left to us.

There are certain actions or habits, characters, attitudes and thoughts and patterns that we have to put to death. The average man has a sense of moral standards, and despite religious beliefs our sense of right versus wrong is deep seated. So think about it, what do I judge to be wrong that I want to kill?
There is no perfect person and if you are honest enough with yourself you can put a finger in your eye, or remove the log in your eye to see clearer.

Today, think about the things you do that you should kill or die to.

The next thing is the hardest thing. Thanks for reading this far. I’m pretty certain you know most of what I have already said or written but why haven’t you done anything about it? Action is too important before change is seen. Effort is tasking and demanding. Many love the end result but would rather have another person pay the price for them. I bet the action of dying for our sins wasn’t nice – I mean, His sweat were as drops of blood! Imagine the agony that He went through.

So also you should challenge and push yourself until you carry out the total actions that would provide the desired changes you want to see. You should act in the killing of those habits and actions, you should die to those behaviours and at last you can cry out in victory. I’m also doing this, daily. Dying is a daily activity but you know what, after some time when you look back, you discover you have made progress.

So this March, you need to list and point out the things you need to die to. Take concious, consistent, painstaking actions to do the dying and I bet you, at the end of it all your story would be ‘I have fought a good fight, I’m worthy of my reward.’

THINK ACT CHANGE
Oladapo Omotosho.

Bible Quotes for the Day:
Colossians 3:5 & 8 -9 AMP
5 So kill (deaden, deprive of power) the evil desire lurking in your members [those animal impulses and all that is earthly in you that is employed in sin]: sexual vice, impurity, sensual appetites, unholy desires, and all greed and covetousness, for that is idolatry (the deifying of self and other created things instead of God).
8 But now puy away and  rid yourselves [completely] of all these things: anger, rage, bad feeling toward others, curses and slander, and foulmouthed abuse and shameful utterances from your lips!
9 Do not lie to one another, for you have stripped off the old (unregenerate) self with its evil practices

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Oladapo Omotosho is a trained public health specialist, public speaker and wealth generation consultant. He believes in people pushing the limits around them. He runs the Think Act Change (TAC) campaign which is focused on helping people get the best out of life. He currently has 3 years public speaking experience, a close relationship with God and is working on a project to impact 1000 lives directly before 2020.

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  1. Another piece of honest and thought provoking writing from Dapo. If I may comment on this particular article, I would start by saying that it’s not a palatable one at all and to borrow a saying from an old veteran, the truth is bitter and this is the bitter truth. I don’t anticipate many comments from your readers on this particular piece. Getting back to the article itself, you have written a timely piece of work. We live in the information technology age, where things get around very expeditiously indeed. People are ready to die for false religions and all the other mini gods, but Christians are not prepared to die for anything nor for anyone and the reason is simple, we have a master who has taken it all for us, so that in His death we will live. On the other hand, when we confess Christ, we must die to our old self. The malicious and unforgiven spirit must equally die. We will now be translated into the rhelm of love, peace and tranquility. We see things from a different perspective and this happens when we begin to take the right steps to know Christ the more on a daily basis. Our death to self is not instantaneous, but a gradual process. Thanks for sharing this article with us.

    • Our death is a gradual process. I’m equally encouraged and inspired by your unwavering support and comment uncle Paul. Indeed the truth hurts and many shy away from it. Truly I don’t expect much comments but I expect it to make people pause and think. This thought process should birth an action that leads to a positive change.
      Thanks a million for being a voice in a billion.

  2. This clearly reminds me of a part in our hymnal that says………”Breath on me breath of God, fill me with life anew, until this earthly part of me glows with thine fire divine.
    Dying to oneself proceeds dying for others.

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