Andrew Murray says in his book 'Humility':
"Humility is the path to death, because in death it gives the highest proof of its perfection. Humility is the blossom of which death to self is the perfect fruit.
Jesus humbled Himself unto death and opened the path in which we too must walk. As there was no way for Him to prove His surrender to God to the very uttermost, or to give up and rise out of His human nature to the glory of the Father, but through death, so it is with us, too. Humility must lead us to die to self."
"If any man will come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross, and follow me." Luke 9:23
And later Paul said:
"I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." Galatians 2:20
But still how do we do this?
"Nature can never overcome nature, not even with the help of grace. Self can never cast out self, even in the regenerate man.
Praise God! The work has been done, finished and perfected forever. The death of Jesus, once and forever, is our death to self. And the ascension of Jesus, His entering once and forever in to the Holiest, has given us the Holy Spirit to communicate to us in power, and makes the power of the death-life our very own."
"By one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy." Hebrews 10:14
Believer, claim in faith the death and the life of Jesus as yours. Enter, into His grave, into the rest from self and its work - the rest of God. With Christ, who committed His spirit into the Fathers hands, humble yourself and descend each day into that perfect, helpless dependence upon God. God will raise you up and exalt you.
“All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.