Monday, February 19, 2018
John 3:30 “He must increase, but I must decrease.”
STRIVING for GREATNESS
What are you striving for today? Your success, affirmation, the accolades of a coach? John’s heart was in a good, humble position to start the week. HE desired to see people focus on the Son of God and the Savior of the world., not him. John wanted the watching world to know Jesus’ name, not his.
Trouble comes when we leave Jesus behind on Sunday and start pursuing our “greatness” on Monday. John seemed to leave his ego and his fame behind and just follow Jesus. If a pastor, a professional, or a pupil forget that our gifts and calling are to love and serve Jesus, we’ll fall prey to climbing a ladder of success and miss the greater glory of living for Christ.
St. Augustine said in a prayer to God: “You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless, until they can find rest in you.”
In other words, were are not going to find satisfaction in anything but Christ and no goal is more important than enjoying and sharing his love.
Father, let me live in the light of your love today, not seeking a spotlight on me. Let the joy I seek be the joy of knowing you and loving you and seeing the glory of your greatness alone. Amen.