* Put aside ego to point others to Jesus

Put yourself in John’s shoes. Your work is going well, people are taking notice, everything is growing. But you know that the purpose of your work is to prepare the people for Jesus. Then Jesus arrives, and his coming tests your integrity. Will you be able to turn your followers over to him? John passed the test by publicly baptizing Jesus. Soon he would say, “He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.” Can we, like John, put our ego and profitable work aside in order to point others to Jesus? Are we willing to lose some of our status so that everyone will benefit? (NLT)

Matthew 3:15– But Jesus said, “It must be done, because we must do everything that is right.” So then John baptized him.

* When you’re too concerned about what others think of you

Saul was more concerned about what others would think of him than he was about the status of his relationship with God.  He begged Samuel to go with him to worship as a public demonstration that Samuel still supported him.  If Samuel had refused, the people probably would have lost all confidence in Saul.  (NLT)

1 Samuel 15:30 – Then Saul pleaded again, “I know I have sinned.  But please, at least honor me before the leaders and before my people by going with me to worship the Lord your God.”

May you find comfort, encouragement, guidance, hope, inspiration, love,
and peace – May you also find
answers to your question(s) through the Scriptures that address every situation
you face, and help with your problems: ; ;;

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