By Belinda Kendall
Decrease me Oh Lord, and Increase you God.
This is easier said than done for many people. Have you ever wondered why the person that is the smartest one in the company is not the one in Management? Or, that man/husband that knows the Bible from the beginning to end, and has a true word from God, but never have a chance to share to the masses? What about that person that has a God given talent to sing, play instrument, write, or teach, but never gets a chance to show their talent to the masses?
It’s not fear that holds them back, nor is it opportunity – it’s self. I am not talking about the world; I am talking about people that are Christians.
This is the reason most people that do have a platform, goes through many uncommon struggles. God will take you through a process where you will be broken. God will allow you to be broken to the point where wanting the latest and greatest, now means nothing to you. Where at one time you wanted everybody to see you, and now you fight to stay off the radar as much as possible.
In this process God takes you through some hard thing, that will make you question if God is even real. You will think about giving up, but that’s where God wants you.
I believe God will give you a little just to see if there is any self left in you. And, if He sees any signs of self still left in your heart, He will take it away, and the process will start over again. But once God knows that you are not temped by self anymore, and He is able to trust you, He will give you Everything, Everything? EVERYTHING!!!
Job 23:10 says, “But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.”