TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
Our nature is to be applauded by man as we increase in all areas of our life. God applauds those who allow Him to increase in their life. God is ready to be the fullness in your life as you make room for Him.
INCREASE VS. DECREASE
What separates religious people from those who have a true and ongoing encounter with Jesus? The answer is simple: that He increases in your life as you decrease.
That means you are getting small and God is getting big – that you are giving Him preeminence in all things. That means God takes priority not just over your marriage, your finances, job, parenting and every part of your life – it means He takes priority in your marriage, finances, job, parenting and every part of your life.
Your walk with God is a lifetime of learning how to give Him priority over and in every part of your life. John the Baptist put it this way:
“He must increase, but I must decrease.”
– John 3:30
The understanding of “Christ in me” is a promise that I am going to get smaller and smaller, while He gets bigger and bigger. At some point, He will be so enlarged in my life that people are going to see Him, not Troy, and that’s the point!
The promise is that some day, I’m going to supernova and Jesus is going to come busting up out of me in a way that doesn’t leave any trace of me. Until that glorious day, I’m going to be part of His camp, so it’s up to me to get this thing right. It is my job to get small.
How about you? Are you still looking for the spotlight and the praise of men? Do you find ways to look important or drop names of folks you think are impressive? If you’re a legend in your own mind, stop it! Start bragging on God and what He’s done. The credit is His alone! Only then can God bring you to your destiny so you can truly be used for His purpose and glory.
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO DECREASE SO JESUS CAN INCREASE. GET OUT OF THE WAY AND TESTIFY TO THE GOODNESS AND GREATNESS OF OUR GOD! THE SPOTLIGHT IS HIS ALONE.
From my book: Soul Invasion