Only seven words, but what a verse God brought to my mind once again!
“He must increase, but I must decrease” John 3:30.
Although John the Baptist was the one who spoke this in relation to himself and Christ at the beginning of Christ’s earthly ministry, it can have powerful meaning for each of us as we change our thinking.
As we think of our Christian lives we have to come to realize it’s not about us: not what we are, not who we are, not what we do, not where we go; but it’s all about Him. We need to stop struggling, stop worrying, stop trying to do things in our own strength. We need to let God have control of our lives, yield all our thoughts to Him, let Him direct our path, instead of trying to run our own life.
The “I” must decrease (“I can do it myself, I don’t need God, I‘m fine on my; own, just look at me“); and as we surrender our all to Him, Christ will increase. It will be evident in our daily walk.
“And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus.” Col. 3:17
May Christ be seen in us.