- Featured Presentation: The Day “I” Died: 5 Affirmations to Live God’s Will
- Personal Power II – Anthony Robbins [affiliate link]
- Daring Greatly – Dr. Brene Brown [affiliate link]
- The Purpose-driven Life – Pastor Rick Warren [affiliate link]
You can find the full blog post on this topic at haroldarnold.com/idied
“Don’t doubt in the dark what God gives you in the light.” – anonymous
Pastor Rick Warren starts his NY Times bestselling book, “The Purpose-driven life” (affiliate link) with what for me has become one of the most influential sentences ever written. It goes like this “It’s not about you.” This timeless book challenges me to re-orient the starting point of my dreams from my own happiness to God’s pleasure. For me, that has changed everything—a turning point. That was the day “I” died.
My “I” (and yours) has to die because it stands between you and God’s will for you. Here are a few examples:
- “I” focuses on himself as the starting point.
- “I” sets self-serving goals—intended to stroke his ego.
- ”I” defines his own parameters for success—based on his own aspirations.
- “I” misses or rather ignores Pastor Rick Warren’s assertion that it isn’t about him because it threatens his very existence.
- The frustration, desperation, anxiety in my life (and you in yours) are the work of “I”.
But, here are the five daily affirmations to bury your “I”.