“He must increase but I must decrease” (John 3:30). Adopting this attitude towards Christ, which was expressed by John the Baptist, is a blow to the ego, but it doesn’t decrease our value. In fact as our ego becomes subject to the attitude of Christ being exalted we understand our value to Him even more. Ego is self aggrandizement. Ego focuses on our abilities. On our physical attributes. On our intellectual prowess. On our outstanding accomplishments. On our possessions. The famous people we know. The places we’ve been. The house we live in. The car we drive. It can even seep into how “holy” we think we are. And while it is perfectly fine to gratefully and joyfully accept the blessings God has given us in any of those areas, we are wise to avoid making any of them badges of our worth. Because sooner or later they will all fail or fade. For that reason, our worth in Christ is far superior to “self” worth. Our value in Christ is unimpeachable. It is unchanging. It is performance-free and shame proof. It makes us adaptable to the inevitable changes of life instead of a prisoner to earthly symbols of success, value and worth.
Something to take just a moment to consider today.
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