In previous blogs, I have pointed out that an unhealthy allegiance to your own self can be a source of depression and other dark places. However, self can’t throw out self, and if it could there would be a vacuum within you, and vacuums are filled by whatever is in the vicinity.
In John 18:37, Jesus says, “I am a king.” He is indeed the King of the human race, the second Adam. If we vacate our allegiance to our self and let Him occupy our souls, our life can be one grand vacation. When His Spirit permeates our soul, thinking exclusively about our self is replaced by thoughts of Him. Jesus in our soul is the King in His Kingdom and light in the darkness.