Michael Lawrence offers a few quick examples of what it might look like for a believer to “deny himself and take up his cross and follow me (Jesus)” (Matt. 16:24). He wrote:
That means Jesus might make a difference in your marriage by giving you the grace to persevere with a spouse who no longer loves you. He might bring love, joy, and peace to your home by making you an agent rather than a recipient of those things. He might give you renewed purpose at work by changing your attitude rather than your job description. (Conversion, pg. 22)
What does the call to deny yourself look like in your life right now?