John the Baptist knew his role in proclaiming the coming of Jesus Christ. John knew that there would come a time when he would take a step back, to become less, in order to allow Jesus to receive the glory that He deserved. We should also respect the glory of Jesus in our lives. Jesus can be our mentor, but we cannot overshadow Him and all that He does in our lives and the lives of others throughout the world and throughout time. As we grow throughout our lives, we need to put Jesus first. While it may seem as though putting Jesus first is becoming less, putting Jesus first in our lives will actually make us greater in the end!
Allow Jesus to be greater and you will become greater, too!
Thank You for your greatness and glory. Help me to always put You first and to allow You to guide my life and make me greater through You. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.