Whatever the issue—our appearance, our family, our home, our kids—we quench the joy of our faith and mar our witness of Christ if we live self-conscious lives. It seems counterintuitive, but happiness comes not from being thought well of but by thinking less of ourselves altogether.
When Jesus rose from the dead and ascended back to heaven, He actually took us with Him. Our life is now there, in the heavenly places with Christ. This isn’t just some spiritual concept to ponder; it’s a reality with enormous practical implications. Jesus won for us freedom from ourselves.