MEMORY VERSE: “He must become greater; I must become less.” – John 3:30
John the Baptist is an example of someone who truly walked out their calling. With fervor and zeal, John fulfilled his calling to prepare the way for Jesus by preaching the gospel and baptizing many.
Despite all the great works he did, he made it clear in John 3:30 that Jesus “must become greater; I must become less.” John understood that all the good work he did was not for himself. He knew it was for someone greater.
Linking this to our lives, we must understand our calling also. We are not here to advance our own agenda but to glorify God. And in becoming less, we don’t make our lives worse. We rather make our lives better by creating space to see God as greater. When God becomes greater, our problems and shortcoming automatically become less.
So let’s not make life only about us. Let’s experience the joy of living for a purpose greater than our own lives.
Dear Heavenly Father, You truly are greater! I pray for grace to focus more on You and less on myself. In Jesus Christ’s name, I pray. Amen
Credit: Christina Patterson