"He must become greater; I must become less."
Last week God allowed me to see a vision for a project that is much bigger than me. I got so excited. So excited to see change and to see His name become more glorified and to see freedom reign and healing and justice that I hardly knew what to do with myself.
Then the doubting and the questioning began. Why did He allow me to see this? Why didn’t He pick someone more equipped to give this vision to? How am I going to do this? It’s huge and incredible and way bigger than I am.
And then someone I love told me that that’s how we know it’s from Him. Because it’s huge and crazy and over-the-top. And as much as I feel the weight of it, it’s not about me. In fact, it has pretty much nothing to do with me and everything to do with Him.
And when I remember that, it’s like a burden is lifted. Yes, He wants me and others to move with this vision. That’s why He gave it to us. But He didn’t give it to us FOR us. But in order to bring healing to His people and to bring glory to Him.
So today I’m reminding myself, and maybe you can too...Whatever the calling is. Wherever He’s taking you or whatever He’s showing you or creating in you - it’s not for you. It doesn’t have anything to do with you, but everything to do with Him.
I think that’s how we deal with huge, crazy, mind-boggling dreams. We take a deep breath and tell ourselves that it’s not about us. It’s about Him. The story is always about Him. It always begins with Him, always points to Him, always makes His name great, and always ends with Him - His victory.
And we, the lucky blessed ones, get to take part in His great adventure. What could be better?