This passage really is one of the most freeing passages in all of the Bible. Most of us do not experience a daily freedom in our walk of our salvation because we do not totally comprehend what Jesus has done in our lives. However, Paul’s testimony in Galatians 2:20 can be ours as well. Below is the notes from the Life Application Study Bible that I recommend. Digest it and take it in. If you are having any trouble with this Truth, seek God and ask for the Spirit’s discernment.
“How have our old selves been crucified with Christ? Legally, God looks at us as if we had died with Christ. Because our sins died with Him, we are no longer condemned (Col_2:13-15). Relationally, we have become one with Christ, and His experiences are ours. Our Christian life began when, in unity with Him, we died to our old life (see Rom_6:5-11). In our daily life, we must regularly crucify sinful desires that keep us from following Christ. This, too, is a kind of dying with Him (Luk_9:23-25). And yet the focus of Christianity is not on dying but on living. Because we have been crucified with Christ, we have also been raised withHim (Rom_6:5). Legally, we have been reconciled with God (2Co_5:19) and are free to grow into Christ’s likeness (Rom_8:29). And in our daily life, we have Christ’s resurrection power as we continue to fight sin (Eph_1:19-20). We are no longer alone, for Christ lives in us—He is our power for living and our hope for the future (Col_1:27).” – From LASB
Freedom is found in knowing and living in the Truth of what Christ has already accomplished in our lives. Live today by acknowledging who Christ is and resting in Him by walking in the Spirit.
PRAYER – Jesus, in this situation I have nothing to offer of my own ingenuity or strength; I need your wisdom and power as badly as I need the air that I breathe. As I move forward may I do so in desperate dependence on You every second. I joyfully and unreservedly confess that I am inadequate to answer Your call, in fact, I can do absolutely nothing without You. I’m not able to handle this situation on my own and any good that results must come solely through You. I simply ask You right now to flow through me, Lord Jesus, and cause me to stay out of Your way. In Your name, Amen