We Must Decrease // Wednesday Wisdom

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We Must Decrease // Wednesday Wisdom // August 14

He must become greater; I must become less. Can we just sit with that for a second…? He must increase, and we must decrease. I don’t know about you, but I believe this is a really hard concept for us imperfect humans to grasp (especially this one over here). The idea that WE , our flesh, is not first. Humans are naturally selfish. We want everything our way, in the now, anyway we can have it. I have battled with decreasing myself my whole life. I fall short many times to God increasing in my life because I simply cannot let things go. I want to hold everything in at times and try to battle it myself, but as we all know, this hurts us greatly. I have been a follower of Christ my whole life, but the walk with Him has been rocky at times. I do not believe for a second God expects our walk with him to be perfect, which is why He sent His son to die for our sins. God knows we can and will fail, but that is why He gives us Grace and Mercy. As I grow more into adulthood, I have started to realize that my past struggles, demons if you will, are still there…lurking. Waiting. Why? Because I never let them truly go to the One who could take it all away. I haven’t decreased myself in the way I should have in order to reap all the benefits of God’s perfect plan in my life. This concept is just realllly hard for me, and I know it is for many. Putting ourselves on the backburner for a God that we cannot physically see? In the hopes that He will still give us all that we desire and need? YES. A MILLION TIMES YES.

 

I often get wrapped up in the mystery of God. How this “faith” thing works, if you will. It is often in those times where I least expect it, but need it the most, that He reminds me of how much I need Him; of how much I need Him FIRST. As I look back on every failure, mishap, personal struggle in my life it is a constant factor that I put my own self first and not Him. I left Him out, and those situations hurt me greatly because of it. I believe every one of those situations were lessons and God has (and will!) bring out great good of them, but that doesn’t mean that the pain isn’t there at times. Truth is, we cannot do this on our own. We weren’t made to! So why do us humans fight it?? Why do we fight what can heal us? I believe fear of the unknown and letting go is the main reason why putting Him first is so scary, but it is necessary. I am true, living proof that it is! God doesn’t want Himself first to be selfish; to be vain. He isn’t a tyrant but a gentlemen. He is a true Father; a Papa. He speaks softly, lovingly, and all He wants to do is love us.  Let go of that pain. Quit playing tug-of-war with your heart, and let Him be first.

Listen to this song along with reading the lyrics…let it speak to you…relish in His love!

 

I tried to fit you in the walls inside my mind
I try to keep you safely in between the lines
I try to put you in the box that I’ve designed
I try to pull you down so we are eye to eye

When did I forget that you’ve always been the king of the world?
I try to take life back right out of the hands of the king of the world
How could I make you so small
When you’re the one who holds it all
When did I forget that you’ve always been the king of the world

Just a whisper of your voice can tame the seas
So who am I to try to take the lead
Still I run ahead and think I’m strong enough
When you’re the one who made me from the dust

When did I forget that you’ve always been the king of the world?
I try to take life back right out of the hands of the king of the world
How could I make you so small
When you’re the one who holds it all
When did I forget that you’ve always been the king of the world

Oh, you set it all in motion
Every single moment
You brought it all to me
And you’re holding on to me

When did I forget that you’ve always been the king of the world?
I try to take life back right out of the hands of the king of the world
How could I make you so small
When you’re the one who holds it all
When did I forget you’ve always been the king of the world
You will always be the king of the world

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