“our individuality must be yielded to God so that our spiritual life may be brought forth into fellowship with Him. we hinder our spiritual growth more than any other way by continually asserting our individuality.” — My Utmost For His Highest
“He must become greater; I must become less.” (John 3:30)
so how do we protect ourselves from us?
i received this particularly inspiring testimonial in my inbox today entitled, “I am Third’.” let me share an excerpt of it.
“There was a young man who was popular in school. He was intelligent and a leader in school organizations. A friend visited him at home and saw the plaque hanging on his room door with the words “I am Third.” When his friend asked what it meant, the young man explained, “It’s the motto I try to live by. It means God is first, others are second and I am third.”
unless we continuously remind ourselves of who is first and where our place is, our spiritual life will always take a back seat.
i try to keep myself in check through prayer, daily reflection, scripture reading, constant conversations with God, and watching others already ahead in their journey.
it works. how do you do it?
“my Lord, please look after my heart, mind, and soul always so that all my thoughts, words, feelings and actions amidst the myriad of things you send my way everyday will reflect Your triumph over me. thank you, Jesus.”