This verse has been on my mind lately.
The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
What did the Savior mean when He said that? I love my life. I have a great family and the love of the Savior gets me through every day. I have been blessed in so many ways, and have joy. I still have daily problems to overcome, but over all I love my life. Does that mean I will lose my life?
There is another side though. I also hate my life. I hate the battles with sin. I hate that we live in a fallen world. I hate that there is death, when God never meant that for us. I hate my life in a way that, when my life is over here on earth, I will rejoice, for my life with Christ can begin! My life, my soul, and the Holy Spirit inside me, groans and cries for this sinful body and soul to be redeemed at the rapture. Was this what the Savior meant by hating your life? I believe so. And that means I will have eternal life!