John was the voice. He came as a witness. He was not the light and certainly not the Savior.
As we invest our lives in women, as we mentor, counsel and coach, we face a great temptation. We have walked with God longer. We are more experienced, knowledgeable and skilled. The great temptation is to say, “Look at me, look at my life, look at how I do it.”
John knew better.
On two occasions in John Chapter One, John proclaims with his voice, “Behold the Lamb of God!”
Both are powerful moments when Jesus walks by. I can just imagine John looking up, stretching out his arm and pointing… “Behold the Lamb of God!”
The second time, he is with two of his disciples. Two of his followers! Two who have followed him around, learning from him, loyal to him.
But, John knew what he came to do. So he voiced out loud, “Behold the Lamb of God!” And when his two disciples heard him, they followed Jesus.
Wow! What humility! What perspective! What an example to us!
How can we point women to Jesus and resist the temptation to draw attention to ourselves?
As a coach, I have been trained to ask questions and NOT to give advice; to remove myself from the conversation and keep it all about her. My job is to draw out what God might be saying to her.
Here are a few questions that we can ask to point women to Jesus and NOT to ourselves:
- How would you like to grow in your relationship with God?
- What do you hear Jesus saying to you in this situation? How is what you are hearing align with the God’s Word?
- How do you connect with God? What could you do to draw closer to Him?
- When would be the best time for you to read the Bible, reflect and pray?
Let’s use our voices to point women to Jesus!