40. He must become greater; I must become less (John 1:30).
Is this the path we’re on? Are we looking to diminish so that Christ can be more clearly seen? When we accept accolades or allow people to focus on our achievements, aren’t we making ourselves greater? In such moments, Christ’s presence and His equipping take a back seat or serve as a platitude or afterthought. We celebrate our achievements and fail to give appropriate glory and credit to Him. Little wonder He must later take from us in order to bring us back down to appropriate size. He loves us too much to let us be inflated by pride for long.