Philippians 3-4; Colossians 1-3
You have to be prepared to lose your reputation, opinions and your ideologies in order that you may gain Christ. The apostle Paul suffered the loss of all things and counted them as rubbish that he might gain Christ. When you know that you have been delivered from the power of darkness and transferred into the kingdom of Jesus, purchased by His blood of God and totally forgiven of all your sins, you too will be pleased to lose everything to gain Christ. You will come to know how great Christ really is in heaven and on the earth and the glorious things He has done for you. For example, when you were being baptised, covered with water, it was then that Jesus Christ put off from you the body of the sins of the flesh which you received from Adam. When you came out of the water you were without sin. You came alive spiritually and you would never be the same again. This is because once you have been baptised you are a heavenly being living on earth. God made impossibility to become possible for you in Christ. Therefore you are to seek those things which are above and set your mind on them. And whatever you do in words or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Jesus Christ. Rejoice and remain blessed.