Note to “Self”


Self, you have become extremely annoying and overtly distracting.  Seems to me you were supposed to be dead, but when I least expect you..there you are with all your ugliness!  So what ever it takes, and however long the battle, you- Self can’t win.  You see…

I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.  Galations 2:20

I am limiting my time this week on blogsville, I will still be around just not near as much…I am battling “self”, and not quite understanding how something that is dead, still has so much strength.  Do you battle with Self, is this something that will never end on earth?  If so, then what does Galations 2:20 mean…? 

Thought of this video and you can go there and see it Mercy Me- so long self



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18 responses to “Note to “Self”

  1. Gal. 2:20 is “in the process” of becoming a reality. We are not yet there, but we are definitely closer than when we first believed. We must also practice Rom. 8:13–putting to death on a daily basis. Jesus said we must deny self and take up the cross daily. It is a daily walk.
    Remember, you are spirit, soul, and body. My soul has had 60+ years of giving expression to the deeds of self. It is now learning how to give expression to the things of the Spirit.
    It is a process, dear one.
    Taking time off from blogging may be exactly what you need, if that is something that ‘feeds’ the self. (Rom. 13:14)
    That being said, we will definitely miss your input and insights. You’re a gem.

  2. Enjoy your time….be in Him and abide.

    Peace and Love sister.

  3. Dan

    Think in the context of chapter 2 and the book of Galatians. The issue was Judaizers who would add works of law to grace and faith. As belieers we are ‘dead’ (having been cruicified with Christ) to the requirements of the law. Rmember this is Paul, who also wrote Romans 7, in which he described the battle between the spirit and the flesh.

  4. Love you lots, my princess 🙂

    May your hiatus be as rewarding as mine was!

    Email coming soon…

  5. I’m missing you already! I understand the need and will be holding you up in prayer. You’re beautiful, Darla! I’m so thankful to be able to call you friend.

    Self…what a struggle! Day in…day out…never ending ’til we are out of this flesh. Oh, to be complete in Him on that Day!

  6. TheNorEaster

    Sounds like somebody went into Hibernation.

    Someone besides me, that is.

    Don’t worry, Sis. We’ll be here when you get back.

    Of course, I speak from experience.

    You do know that, don’t you? 😉

  7. I miss you already and just found out you are going!

  8. Self, self. Yeah. We all battle. Blessings to you on your hiatus. You’ll be missed!

  9. My comment is the same as Papa’s! 😆 haha!

    I’ve not been around much either since Jake is gone. I’m committed to posting once a day though b/c I know once I stop it’s hard for me to get back. Unfortunately my blog reader is STACKING UP! 😦

    Love you!

  10. tam

    you know what i love about you? that youre not afraid, or above, putting this out here for all to read. you never pretend to know it all. you are the first to call yourself out. thank you. that takes humility. i admire you and respect you so much!

  11. Have a great day today – and take “self” for a nice walk.
    Love you!

  12. Love this Darla, love the whole way you put it – “I am battling “self”, and not quite understanding how something that is dead, still has so much strength.” Yep, I relate. Hope your time away is really blessed, see you when you’re back, lots of love.

  13. Darla’s Blog… OK.. Just so you know…One blog to another…

    Be patient as you wait for Darla’s return. You will be happy when she returns.

    Oh and Carl says.. Love ya sis.

  14. This post is just one of the many reasons I love you so much!!!

    My self has ‘issues’ too and needs to DIE! It rears it’s ugly head from time to time and I HATE it. I love your transparency!!!!!!!!

    Love ya!

  15. You love me unconditionally..what a beautiful picture of Jesus you all are! Today in my email I recieved the most beautiful song, from a very special friend…and through her God broke through and broke me…exactly where I needed to be. thanks for your prayers, thanks for loving me, and this is was one lesson I need to remember..some how I think I will.

    So long self! 😉

  16. SELF! die already..!!! Dang! okay I will accept that this is alife long deal..I am up for it.!

    Gchy- I love that book!! I have read it, and it has served me well in seeing the pit before I begin dwelling in it..I love her transparency, and her scripture is me and I will look through mine while you are looking through yours. love you!

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