John 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
John the Baptist understood his purpose in life. He was to prepare the way for the coming of the king. He was to open the door for Jesus to preach and minister.
He did just that and in the process of doing so became very famous. Unlike most of us when everything was going his way and he was one of the most famous men in the world of his day he made a decision. He said I must decrease.
It is human nature to try and get fame and hold on to it. It is our nature to get anything we can and hold on to it. That is not what John did. He intentionally moved out of the way so that Jesus could get the glory.
That brings the question to my mind, How hung up am I on me and my fame? Am I willing to make Jesus famous or do I get in His way trying to protect my own fame?
Do we seek Him and His kingdom first or our own kingdom?