Something amazing happens whenever we turn our worries, anxieties, and concerns over to the will of God! I know if you are anything like me this chore can be easier said then done.
John the Baptist said these words in John 3:27-30, “No one can receive anything unless God gives it from heaven. You yourselves know how plainly I told you, ‘I am not the Messiah. I am only here to prepare the way for him.’ It is the bridegroom who marries the bride, and the bridegroom’s friend is simply glad to stand with him and hear his vows. Therefore, I am filled with joy at his success. He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.”
In context John 3:22-30 describes an argument between followers of John the Baptist and a Jewish religious leader, over purification. The Baptist isn’t upset that his followers are dwindling, while Jesus attracts crowds. Instead, he makes it clear that Christ’s that was his mission, and seeing it succeed makes him happy. Rather than being selfish about our own applause, we should be happy when our efforts cause people to praise God.
Now, how does this context tie into the theme of my encouragement today. Well, I have simple centered my message around the principle found in John 3:30. Brothers and Sisters, when we decide to live the principle, “He must increase, but I must decrease,” we are declaring our belief that He truly has all authority. Henceforth, while we are prostrated in a humble let Jesus take the wheel mentality no worry, stress, or anxiety should ever get the best of us because we chose to decrease so that Christ can increase over that trial, situation, or circumstance. As is stands and as John eloquently stated in verse 22, “No one can receive anything unless God gives it from heaven.”
So let me be the first to remind you that God is already working on that ‘thing’ you are worried about. Therefore, please take your hands off the wheel (decrease)!