The life of Christ was a ceaseless strife against self-will and self honor, against the temptation of trying to reach "His" goal - the setting up of "His kingdom" - by fleshly or worldly means.
Every day - He had to take up and carry His cross. (not just the physical cross to Golgotha)
That is... to lose His own life and will by going out of Himself and doing "nothing" except what He had seen or heard from the Father. - Andrew Murray
His life, if now in us, is a sacrificial life.