In the Gospel of John, Chapter 12, Jesus says some remarkable things…things that are absolutely the opposite of self-preservation and self-satisfaction. He said:
John 12:20-26 (NKJV)
20 Now there were certain Greeks among those who came up to worship at the feast. 21 Then they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip came and told Andrew, and in turn Andrew and Philip told Jesus. 23 But Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. 24 Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. 25 He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.
If we want to be in position to Ask Big, Dream Bigger and Expect HUGE then we owe it to Jesus to do what He said; die to self. We should also set aside or kill off any unproductive ‘sacred cows’ that may exist in our lives to that we can passionately pursue His plan!