Here is a bit more about being delivered from this life of self:
There is but one way of being delivered from this life of self. We must follow Christ, set out hearts upon Him, listen to His teachings, give ourselves up everyday that he may be all to us, and by the power of Christ the denial of self will be a blessed, unceasing reality. Never for one hour do I expect the Christian to reach a stage at which he can say, “I have no self to deny;” never for one moment in which he can say, “I do not need to deny self.” ~ Andrew Murray, The Master’s Indwelling
The question I have to ask myself is, “Do I consciously deny myself daily? Is daily enough?” The answer is sadly, no. I’m thinking that I need to come out swinging and deny myself hourly for a while.