I have never been friends with math. I have a difficult enough time trying to add, subtract, multiply and divide numerals, so when variables and symbols were introduced, I really became a math-teacher’s-nightmare.
One thing that is probably much simpler than I make it are the greater than/less than symbols–you know the ones: </>
Teachers tried to help me with the visual play on words that the “alligator-eats-the-bigger-piece”?!?
Nope. I still don’t get it.
I feel like this is true for a lot of things in life.
Sometimes I feel smart enough to make sense of my own life. Pride.
Sometimes I rationalize my ungodly motives, thoughts, and actions. Judgment.
Sometimes I bring others down to make myself feel better. Jealousy.
Sometimes I question “why?” Anger.
Sometimes I try to experience love on my own terms. Adultery.
I’ve made me greater than the love of Our Father.
I guess you could say I tried to figure out the “greater-than-less-than-symbols” of life…on my own terms.
The great news is I finally figured it out–it’s simply the inverse operation:
more of Him=less of me.
The more I obey God, the more I humble myself to His will, the more I trust His ways, the more I put Him first, the more I seek His will, the more I desire His desires than my own–the more of Him I experience!
And guess what, sunshine?
The more of Him I choose, the more others get to experience His love, too.
“He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.”
John 3:30 NLT
Which operation are you living by, sunshine?
God>me or God<me?