Do You Have Greatness in You?
(Photo by Maylin Rowe)
By Michele Massie
Do you have greatness in you? It seems like everywhere I turn these days, I hear people talking about “greatness” in a person. I strongly sense that God is stirring up “greatness” in people of this generation — He is about to pour out His Spirit in a new way to those who respond to His voice and catch His fresh wind and fire as it blows through the window of their hearts.
The greatest thing in life is to be passionate about something, do it and achieve a certain level of success. I’ve come to realize that the people that don’t reach their potential always miss out on life. Can you ever really be truly happy if you don’t do something you love and you’re great at?
The answer to this heart-stirring question lies in the words God speaks to us through the BIBLE: Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth. I have found that all the answers to every thought and emotion I have ever had have been answered through God’s living and active Word. Whatever God says to us is full of living power.
Jesus, who realized through the speaking of the prophet Simeon at the age of twelve in the Temple gave Him affirmation of his life’s mission: bring men to God and God to men. It would be many years before He would set out on His task, but from that day forward it was clear to Him. He knew why He had come into the world.
It has ever been God’s plan to work from small beginnings. Had he chose, he could have commanded great things to come into existence. Instead, he said, “A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation,” in Isaiah 60:22 (King James Version). Those who despise the work of small things will never accomplish great works. The day of small things is the day of precious things, but we are not to be satisfied until it becomes the day of great things.
Through God, greatness is in everyone. As we allow the common happenings of life to become windows through which we catch a glimpse of the truth and glory of God, we stay close to Him through His Word; in prayer, His greatness as well as ours will be revealed to you and others. Remember: only our Father knows our deepest needs. “The Lord is near to all who call upon Him.” (Ps. 145:18). Keep the light on in the window of your heart.