Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you,everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin….” (John 8:34)
Oswald Chambers rightly wrote that we’re slave to anything we submit ourselves into. That’s including to ourselves. Maybe sounds strange. But if we always give in to whatever we want, then we’re enslaving ourselves to ourselves. Until the person truly repentant and give now the control to Jesus.
So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. (v.36)
Only when we lose our lives for the sake of God, that we truly find what life is. Indeed, there’s no life outside God. And the only to enjoy the true life is to surrender ourselves to God. That’s where we have to choose either Jesus, or ourselves.