He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them. (2Corinthians 5:15)
Christ died for you and me. He gave us a new life. We don’t have to live for ourselves. As I reflect upon this scripture it seems that born again Christians still live for themselves. Christ gave us a new life, so we must live in love. He loved us so much that he gave his life for us. So old things have past away; the things you use to say that were not loving… The way you would act on your emotions without thinking. The places you use to go, or the people that were not godly. All of these things must change. Yes, you may have enjoyed them, but as your new life takes over, Christ fills you with his spirit, his love, his anointing. Old ways have passed away! Its so much easier to live for Christ, live in love and follow his leading!
If there are habits that you are still carrying around, make a list of them. Then begin to check them off as you allow Christ to continue to change you through prayer. You can’t do it in your own strength, only through God’s power. The first step is to admit that there are some things, ways, and habits that you need to change, then surrender them all unto Jesus!