THE STORY OF JESUS: John 1:19-28
“He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Messiah.” (John 1:20)
John knew who he was, and who he was not.
As helpers of Jesus, we need to remember who we are, and who we’re not.
I am God’s child, I am Christ’s brother, I am filled with the Spirit of Jesus.
I am a Jesus follower, a witness to the Messiah, a worker for the kingdom.
But I am not the messiah.
Some people develop a savior complex for those they are trying to help.
They place expectations on themselves, and struggle to fulfill them.
They feel excessive responsibility for others, and take it as their own failure.
Or they encourage those they’re helping to rely too much on them.
I am not able to save a life, I am not able to fix the problem of sin.
I am a witness, I point to Jesus, I trust the Spirit to work through me.
I am not the messiah, people need to hope in Jesus, not in me.
I baptize with water, but Jesus baptizes with the Spirit!
Our job is to introduce them to Jesus, so they can reach out to Him!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, I am not You, but I can represent You to others. Help me not to stand in Your way, but to help people see You, that they may know and rely on You!