Dying to self means that the things of the old life are put to death, i.e., the sinful ways and lifestyles we once engaged in. “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires” (Galatians 5:24). Where we once pursued selfish pleasures, we now pursue, with equal passion, that which pleases God.
Dying to self is part of being born again; the old self dies and the new self comes to life (John 3:3–7).
Click the blue headline link at top to read about Satan’s deception to humanity regarding satisfying our “self”-ish desires.