There’s a song that I love by Mercy Me, “So Long Self”. I’ve been meaning to share this for a while, but I just couldn’t think of a way. Some things don’t need presentation as they stand alone. This song presents the decision of getting rid of your old self to allow God to live in you. The way it’s presented it’s like when a relationship breaks up. In reality it’s very appropriate. Until we allow Christ to live through us, we are allowing self to make decisions for us. Self and Jesus can’t live together, because like the song says, “there’s not room for two”.
It also talks about how hard it is to get rid of self, just like a break up is…but just like some break ups it’s necessary.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live,
but Christ lives in me.
The life I now live in the body,
I live by faith in the Son of God,
who loved me and gave himself for me
So enjoy the song and I hope you get out of it the same thing I did.