“He must increase, but I must decrease” John 3:30, NKJV.
“For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure” Philippians 2:13, NKJV.
It can be difficult to move yourself from being head of your own life. What do you do when you find your will is not God’s will? What do you do when God is asking you to do something that is a challenge for you to do? You know you need to humble yourself and submit to it, but it is difficult to submit your will and desires to His. The very will and ability to do what pleases Him, actually comes from Him.
Jesus had the hardest battle of His will to get on the cross, yet it yielded the greatest results, the greatest impact, the greatest blessing in His life. What He knew He could not do, or even wanted to do, He set Himself in prayer to humble himself and decrease, so the grace of God, the power of God could increase. The more you decrease, the more He can increase, birthing the results you are looking for.
There are things that we just flat out don’t desire to do. In spite of how tough it may seem, it can all be accomplished as you go before God and decrease. What you can’t do, allow Him to do in you. It is the key to every victory, every inward fight. He will work in you what you can’t do, what you can’t manufacturer– the will and the ability to do what pleases Him.
Prayer: Father, increase in my life, and I must decrease before You. Only You can work in me the desire and the ability to do Your good pleasure. I humble myself and I decrease, so You can increase in my life, so Your Spirit can lead me. Give me the strength to love, forgive, obey You, even accept what You say I can become. Increase Lord and birth the greatest results in my walk with You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: Luke 22:41-43