“He must increase, but I must decrease.”
These words were said by John the Baptist as he was telling his followers about exalting Christ. I love how he was making sure to be pointing people to Jesus and not himself. I love this verse but it’s easy for me to be flippant when I say it. Do I really take the time to think about what it means for me to decrease so that the Lord will increase? What does that look like for you?
I became a Christian at the age of 9 but it wasn’t until I was in the youth group and had an incredible youth pastor, that I truly became a follower of Christ. For me, I want my life to reflect Christ in every way possible. Everything that I have and the person I am is because of Christ’s love for me. He paid the ultimate sacrifice for me dying on the cross. I want to point people to Him. When people ask me how I can remain joyful during struggle, I tell them it is all because of the hope I have in Christ. This is not my home; I am just passing through. How are you living your life for Christ? What do you need to do to decrease and Jesus to increase?