This is the will of God, your sanctification. . . —1 Thessalonians 4:3
Sanctification is something that I believe is not talked about much in churches these days. The "modern gospel" wants to focus on ensuring you have a good life, free of pain and hardships. (Why else are prayer requests always about physical healing?)
With that I decided to look up the word sanctification to see what it means.
According to the Holman Bible Dictionary sanctification is ,"The process of being made holy resulting in a changed life-style for the believer."
A changed lifestyle, dying to self.
As my pastor is found of saying, "I MUST decrease, so He can INCREASE".
Can I put my interests and self aside so God can use me for His purposes?
The daily struggle of who is lord of my life, Jesus or myself.