Passion of John the Baptist

Even those who succeed in fulfilling their mission in ministry may fail in the eyes of the world. John the Baptist completed God’s plan for him, yet he lost his life on earth preparing the way for Jesus.

How do I measure success? What happens when I fail? Whom do I ultimately serve?

Dear God, may the life and ministry of John the Baptist inspires me to follow Jesus more closely. May I not be afraid to fail in the eyes of other if it is what You have planned. May I be a friend of the Bridegroom.