COUNTING IT ALL DUNG/USELESS

COUNTING IT ALL DUNG/USELESS

counting it all as dung
“Yea verily, and I count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but refuse, that I may gain Christ”

Philippians 3:8
Reading the above scriptures a couple of days ago, it hit me really hard. I had to book mark it and made a margin note against it. It occurred to me that there were so many things I needed to let go if I must gain Christ, in His fullness.
Unlike The Apostle Paul, I do not have a long list of accomplishments that I had to forgo when I met Christ. But I had a long list of sinful habits that I had to lay on the altar. Unfortunately, as I read, I discovered so many other things that I had not counted as loss. So many attitudes I still nurtured and some I am still struggling with: my emotions, my ideas and perceptions.

I know it is the same for most people. Apostle Paul had to count all his accomplishments as dung, so that he may gain Christ. Some of us are like him, with plenty of accomplishments, while some of us are like me, with attitudes we must let go.

There are things we must let go, some relationships, some principles, some habits, some thoughts, some notions, and some favourite places.
There are some things we must put aside, maybe qualifications, intellect and ego if we must gain Christ
He wants to occupy all of our hearts not just a part, He wants to possess our hearts. We must not leave Him standing at the door; we must let Him all the way in. For when we gain Him, we have gained everything.
Philippians 3:7, 10 (KJV)
[7]   But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
[10] THAT I MAY KNOW HIM, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death…
Some things are not worth hanging unto, they can cost us our very lives and the life to come. We must make up our minds what really matters to us, here and now or eternity.
To know Him is the greatest thing that can happen to anyone.
How about you? Are you letting go, counting all things as loss/dung, in order to really know Him in His fullness?

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Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

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Ugochi Oritsejolomisan is a Christ-follower, wife to Benson, mother of 3 awesome boys, God's agent, speaker and blogger. Writing to inspire you for a better life in God! Find her on: google
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  1. It is a very deep revelation that many dont understand. God said what profits a man to gain the world and loose his very own soul… I understand why the man of wisdom (Paul) spoke those words.. He also said thats why it is so important to set your affections on heavenly things, because only what you do for God will last… I encourage you to continue sharing what’s really important as servants of God… Be blessed… Shotoapril@yahoo.com

  2. Stopping by to say hello friend! So true, we hang onto so many things that are useless, but most importantly that hold us back. Thanks for sharing my friend!

    1. Thanks Sis! I appreciate your coming by and leaving this note, have a super blessed day!
      Love

  3. It’s a daily sometimes hourly (ok often hourly) thing for me to lie down selfishness with my kids these days! The devil sure knows our weaknesses doesn’t he? But I just have to keep on laying it down and dying to self for Him!!!

    1. True Kelly, we all have to keep dying to self…thanks for coming by, have a super blessed day!

  4. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Happy weekend wishes God Bless xo

    1. Amen, God bless you too Katie! Have a super blessed day!

  5. Amen! What an encouraging post to seek Christ above all else! Thank you!

    1. Thanks a lot Mariel! Yes, to seek Christ…! Have a super blessed day!

  6. This is really good Ugochi, and I have to say that I’m a WIP on this one, working on it a little bit every day!

    Blessings!
    ~Anna

    1. We all are Anna, but we must press on. Thanks for coming by and leaving a note, have a super blessed day!
      Love

  7. That is the ultimate ma. To know Him more and more everyday. Every minute. Every second. Can never know Him enough. Have a great day ma. My love to all the family. Es.

    1. Yes it is ma, and it is my desire! Thanks for coming by and leaving this note, have a super blessed day!
      Love

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