The truth is that when I live for myself, when I am alive to my flesh, living after the fleshly desires I am abhorrence to God.
It is only when I die to the flesh that I can become a sweet fragrance to God.
God wants me to smell good. That starts with my dying to myself so that Christ can live in me. God smells the Christ in me.
Dying to myself lets me die to my self righteous anger, my self pity, my unforgiving spirit.
Dying to myself takes away the stench of a prideful spirit, boasting, lying, seeking to be right all of the time and trying to be better than everyone, instead of being the best I can be.
Dying to myself removes the awful odor of uncontrolled lust, greed, jealousy and envy.
Go ahead and die. You will smell a lot better.
Ro 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Ro 8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
Php 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God.