DIE TO YOURSELF.
That's right. Die to yourself. This isn't a phrase that we usually say to someone, but it should be one of the first things to cross our mind each day. I'm talking about the ability to humble our hearts by intentionally getting rid of the selfish desires we have. The apostle Paul is a great example of this discipline in humility. In 1 Corinthians 15:31, Paul makes it known to the church at Corinth that, "I die every day!"
HEAR ME OUT.
Dying to yourself may be the most important thing you do each and every day. As humans, our tendency is to be self-centered and focused on how we can make our own lives better. In fact, our basketball program has been focused on dying to ourselves and placing others first so that Christ can be glorified. Serving others and humbling ourselves is what we're talking about! It's an imperfect process, but one that we are all in together. We need to die to self so that we can be alive in Jesus.
As a basketball coach, it is vital that I wake up every morning and remember to die to myself. Having a spirit of humility is what will allow me to make the greatest impact on those that I'm surrounded by. It's not easy, but I'm ready to fight it! When I sense by heart becoming selfish and arrogant, I need to die to myself and pursue Christ.