Prepare The Way

Author: Jacob Tynes
Editor: Danielle Milliken
Scripture: John 3:27-30
Song of the week: I Have A Savior
27 John replied, “No one can receive anything unless God gives it from heaven. 28 You yourselves know how plainly I told you, ‘I am not the Messiah. I am only here to prepare the way for him.’ 29 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. 30 He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.

There are many times that I have found myself, unfortunately, trying to be the “messiah” in different situations. Both at work and within my personal life. In some cases, I have been guilty of overextending myself to the point of feeling empty. Have you found yourself doing this very thing? Have you ever tried dating someone that wasn’t a Christian and wondered why you couldn’t change them? Have you tried to “be Jesus” to your family during the holidays and it didn’t work out? I am sure there are many stories that you all have. I honestly would love to hear them; whether through the comments of this blog or emailing me at Jacob@myc3church.com.

Today, I wanted to share with you one of my personal journal entries from 2017: “Lord teach me that I am not you. I am simply here to prepare the way for you to move. You are the healer. You are the restorer of brokenness. You are the messiah. Now, I have never thought I was literally the messiah. But, I allow myself to get down based on the difference that I am able to make within a situation. Whether that be helping people financially, with food, or the giving of my time. Lord, teach me to remain in you and have the strength and wisdom to continue to prepare the way for your will. I praise you this morning. I love you Jesus.

I hope that sharing this encourages you and helps remind you that while we can all get caught up in helping others, we have to remember and accept that we are not the Messiah. We cannot save ourselves nor the ones we love the most. Only Jesus can do that. You are here to simply prepare the way. Don’t allow yourself to carry the responsibility of our Savior. Focus on being faithful and obedient to what God has actually called you to do.
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