less

The recognition that Jesus was baptizing people and everyone was going to Him, was upsetting to John’s disciples. They brought the news to John and he responded with joy. He reiterated to them that he was not the Messiah; Jesus is. Using the metaphor of a wedding, he identified himself as the best man and Jesus as the groom, and spoke these words, “Jesus must become more important, while I become less important. (John 3:26-27, CEV).

 Jesus must become more important, while I become less important. I am not the forerunner for Jesus as John the Baptist was. I am not His forerunner but for me to fulfill the purpose for which God created me, I must have the same mindset as John the Baptist – Jesus must become more important, while I become less important. I exist for His glory. It is not about me. It is about Him. It is all about Him. As I go about my daily, ordinary living, it must all be about Him and for Him. This requires a daily, often moment by moment dying to self. For, “ Jesus must become more important, while I become less important.

I am joining (on a Saturday) the Five Minute Friday writing community, hosted by Kate Motaung, for our weekly writing adventure. Please click here to learn about Five Minute Friday. This week’s prompt is, “Less.”

3 thoughts on “less

  1. “This requires a daily, often moment by moment dying to self.” I used to think I was failing at being a Christian until a mentor of mine made it clear that this is how it usually happens. Practice makes perfect. Thanks for the thoughtful post.

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