It is clear from Scripture that salvation only comes through Jesus being Lord of our lives. There is actually no salvation apart from declaring that Jesus is Lord of your life. In some Christian circles, people acknowledge Jesus as their Savior. But, following Jesus as Lord can seem like an optional extra.
Rights are anything we hold onto instead of holding onto Jesus. The things we hold onto can be good or bad. That is not so much the issue. The problem of holding onto rights is that we can't hold onto our rights and Jesus at the same time.
Food is not bad. In fact, we need it to survive. However, when we MUST have our chocolate, our coffee, our health food or other craving, it starts to become a right.
Sometimes, our rights can be sinful habits. We would rather hold onto our sin than Jesus. This is obviously wrong. These sinful rights must be thrown away. But, it is often good things that we find ourselves clinging to for security and comfort. What could these things be?