“He must become greater; I must become less.” John 3:30 NIV
There have been times when I have held back. I was slow to act. I did not listen in faithful obedience. I was overwhelmed by what I didn’t know. Fear and doubt crept in. Turns out I had to come to the end of myself. I had to come to the place where I wanted something different so badly that I was willing to let go of everything. So…..
It wasn’t so bad! Worries that I had held onto became very insignificant. Fear became irrelevant. Trust grew. Faith grew. It’s still growing. I’ve had enough of a taste of it now that I just don’t want to go backward. Joy is a frequent delight. Passion. Compassion. I have a thankful heart. My heart has become more pliable and workable to do some new things. Pride is significantly diminished. I have found that I can love so much better! It’s not a selfish love. I’m willing to let go and love more completely. It’s pretty wonderful.
In order to get there, I had to shrink and make room for God. In that shrinking, God has helped me not only love others better, but myself too. I have a new appreciation of how He made me. It allows Him to position me to use my gifts and talents in a new way.
If you sign up for the shrinking process, it’s an adventure!! But I can tell you with all my heart, it’s worth every step you take while holding God’s hand!
Father, help me to shrink to make more room for You in me.