“He must become greater; I must become less." John 3:30 NIV
When life quickly moves us ahead, we often become consumed by our own agendas. We try to handle life on our own. We forget who’s in charge of our days and need to be reminded how to carry on. The human side of weakness affects us. We struggle to succeed and forget how it feels to be guided. We become confused and forget God knows how to lead. We doubt the abilities He has given and don’t allow ourselves to be rewarded by His love.
God uses situations to help us recognize why we need the Savior. In moments of need, He leads us where we see beyond our selfish selves. He helps us understand the depth of His holiness. And, He humbles our hearts when we've learned how it feels to trust. Jesus leads us to the Father. And, when our hearts have been renewed, He guides us to the cross. He allows us to remember how He painfully took our shame. He covers us in grace and helps us see why we need the strength of His love.
God WILL provide opportunity to be led. He WILL help us realize why we must trust in His guiding of our days. He WILL grow us in His greatness. He WILL fill us with peace and help us find a path of purpose. And, He will help us desire more of Him, when we have learned why there must be less of us.
Dear God, Thank you for Your everlasting love. When we become too full of ourselves, humble our hearts. Help us see beyond our own desires. Teach us to recognize why You must become greater in our lives and show us how to humbly love You more. You are a good, good Father. Amen