Glorifying God Above Self


In John 3:30 John the Baptist says of Jesus, “He must increase, but I must decrease” (NKJV).  John had a very specific role to play in furthering God’s Kingdom.  We all do and God gives us skills and talents to fulfill that role.  I was thinking about my skill/talent the other day and just how good I am at it.  I was wondering what other people thought of me, if they were impressed by what I can do, and how I could be better.  The truth was, I was quite self-absorbed in that moment.  Then God quietly reminded me that my talent was not given to me to glorify myself but to glorify Him.  I cannot glorify God while I’m glorifying myself.

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