I have been struggling with this idea that I feel like there are so many areas of my life that are still of the old me, that are still of this world and are areas that I have not let die and be resurrected in Christ. Or rather I have not been able to turn them over to God. For many reasons, Fear of where it may lead, unwillingness to sacrifice, the need to fulfill my own selfish ambitions, etc. Either way I have been struggling totally putting this in words and a friend shared this passage from The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Knee with me.
"If we give ourselves unreservedly to God, many adjustments may have to be made: in family, or business, or church relationships, or in the matter of our personal views. God will not let anything of ourselves remain. His finger will touch, point by point, everything that is not of him, and will say: 'This must go.' Are you willing? It is foolish to resist God, and always wise to submit to him. We admit that many of us still have controversies with the Lord. He wants something, while we want something else. Many things we dare not look into, dare not pray about, dare not even think about, lest we lost our peace. We can evade the issue in that way, but to do so will bring us out of the will of God. It is always an easy matter to get ouf of his will, but it is a blessed thing just to hand ourselves over to him and let him have his way with us."