Can we say, "less of me," without the self-focused downward spiral of insecurity, self-hate, and loathing that comes from a broken identity?
Can "Woe is me, I am a sinner, have mercy on me!" be a victorious cry which liberates us from the negative internal thought patterns? (Luke 18:13)
Can we lay down our boasts and our glories in self - whether that be a boast in the positive or taking glory in the negative cycles of our life?
Will we finally succumb to inadequacy - "I'm not good enough and I never will be. I'm completely dependent on You for any good and lasting thing in my life."
Once our identity is made secure as "less of me," it frees us from the bonds of significance, attention, influence, reputation, impact.
Let's put down our labels and stories and excuses which give us a temporary shelter to call home - but will never survive the storms of eternity?
Then, let us find ourselves in a stable, worshiping a King who came in no exaltation - but in humility.
Lower! Lower still! Less of me!
The tiresome cycle of, "Who am I? What makes me special?" never stops until you finally let it go as inconsequential.