Spirit & Life Devotional
Tuesday, September 23
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
1 Corinthians 3:6-7 ERV “I planted the seed and Apollos watered it. But God is the one who made the seed grow. So the one who plants is not important, and the one who waters is not important. Only God is important, because he is the one who makes things grow.”
ONLY GOD IS IMPORTANT
God is the One responsible for all growth and success. It’s easy to think that our ideas and efforts and plans and strategies are the reasons for growth, but God alone causes growth. If you desire to see remarkable growth in any area of your life you must learn to get God, not only involved, He must be seen to be the “Key Man” (for lack of words).
Knowing that, understand that every other thing is unimportant! For God to do His best for you, you’ve got to esteem Him greater, more valuable, higher, more important than any other thing, than any other person involved. How gifted the person is, how smart, or how resourceful they seem to be matters not, they must never become more important than God in your affairs.
When they told John, “Teacher, remember the man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan River? He is the one you were telling everyone about. He is also baptizing people, and many are going to him.” They probably expected John to become envious and to feel threatened by the increasing popularity of Christ, but he replied, “He must become more and more important, and I must become less important.” John 3:30. May we become like John! May we become sensible enough to esteem Him as the most important Person in our lives.