30 He must become greater; I must become less.”
I don’t have it all figured out, but I do know one thing, God is the leader of my life. I read a quote the other day that says Great leaders inspire greatness in others. When I thought of all the people I have in my life, many leaders came to mind. The first being my pastor, who is the leader of my church. But then there are other leaders in my life. We have a team of leaders at the agency I work for; my mom and my dad were both the leaders of my home for many years. I had many leaders I looked up to in high school and college through my extra circular activities like in my Marching band and my sorority.
Although all of these people are important and have taught me valuable lessons that have shaped my beliefs and identity, there is only one true great leader in my life, and His name is, of course, Jesus.
I chose to follow a life after Him as I am sure you do. In order to really allow Him to lead, we must learn from his instructions. We can look to the Bible for his teachings and parables, but the only way we can really allow His teachings to lead us, we must allow Him to be the greater voice in our life.
This verse is so critical in this. He must become greater, and I must become less. When we do this, when we allow him to hold the greater voice of influence over our actions, only one thing can happen- greatness will flow through us. As I mentioned, great leaders inspire greatness in others.
If you want to do great work, ask Him for help. Ask Him for direction. Let Him guide you to where he needs you. Allow Him to lead you.
Jesus, we love you with everything in us. Thank you for being the greatest leader in our life. We know that our life is better because we lean on you for guidance, direction, and strength. God, we ask that you use us to do your work. Lead us to where you need us. We thank you for using broken people to do such great work. We ask that you bless the day ahead of us, bless those around us, heal the brokenness, mend relationships, open doors of opportunity, do what only you can do. It is in your Holy name that we pray, AMEN!