John 3:27,30 - John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. He must increase, but I must decrease.
Some Christians say that they were trying to decrease so the Lord could increase in their life. This seems noble, but it is not biblical, and is actually the opposite of what John the Baptist said,
If we try to decrease before He increases in our life, we will just be empty, and the void will usually be filled with an evil, religious spirit. When we walk with God, we will decrease because He is increasing in our life.
Genesis 5:24 - And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
Even though Enoch did not "taste death" in the natural, his old nature was consumed in God. By walking with God His glory changed him, consuming his fallen nature and replacing it with His nature.
Even so, if we try to crucify ourselves, the result will be self-righteousness. Our old nature was crucified with Christ on the cross. The rendering of our old nature as dead, so we can experience the resurrection life in Christ, is a process that takes place as we walk with God. We will never be changed by seeing who we are, but by beholding who He is. As we behold Him, we embrace and identify with His cross and His resurrection.
I AM DEAD TO SIN, DEAD TO MY FORMER LUSTS, DEAD TO THIS WORLD, BUT ALIVE UNTO GOD.
MY HIGHEST PURPOSE FOR THIS DAY IS TO WALK WITH HIM.
WHEN I LOSE MYSELF IN HIM I DO NOT LOSE - I GAIN EVERYTHING TO INFINITY.