“I have been crucified with Christ.” Those are the words used in the NIV version of Galatians 2:20 …not literally and not possible. We were not there and neither was the Apostle Paul who wrote the statement. So what did He mean?
In every book or study guide we read on Galatians we find just as many explanations of the statement. They all get to just about the same place, however I ran across one that, for me, gives a better understanding of the passage.
“I have crucified my right to self-control in life, in the same way that Christ was crucified physically. He gave His right to physical life; I gave up my right to self-life.” (Holman New Testament Commentary.)