Children of God, those who want to please the Lord must live a life of sacrifice. This means to deny our will, our most basic and selfish desires, in order to please God.
Most of the time, it is so easy to lie, despise or badmouth others, be disobedient, proud, and many other things. But if we are showing a bad behaviour, it reflects that we are not living a life of surrender to our God.
Jesus said: ... for whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life (sacrifice) for My sake will find it.Matthew 16:25
Remember, No Sacrifice, No Succcess!