John called himself just a voice in the wilderness.
He didn’t dare to compare himself with the prophets.
He made it clear that he is not worthy to even loose
the sandal strap of Jesus. John 1:23-27
Did he have an inferiority complex, a poor self-image?
Paul called himself the chief of sinners and
less than the least of all the saints.
Ephesians 3:8, I Ti.1:15
They both had found their spiritual identity in Christ.
They had stopped trusting their strong personality.
Spiritual identity means the absence of the self-life.
That’s the only way how man can be used by God.
The church is filled with different kinds of people
whose chemistry doesn’t even need to match in order
for them to function together.
God’s anointing, His ability in us, is released when
believers agree to be so well hidden in Christ that they
themselves become invisible,
unnoticed and offense-immune.
Isn’t that what John meant when he said,
“He must increase, but I must decrease.” John 3:30