Thursday, February 27, 2014


I think we are all born with a desire for greatness.  That's why kids emulate superheroes, princesses, rock stars, or pro athletes.  There's a seed in us desiring to achieve, to attain, to burst into greatness.  Amazingly, I was thinking on this as I was going to bed last night.  And I'm not sure what happened...but it was something of the Spirit.  Truth washed over me and I lay there crying.  It was a beautiful moment.

Ephesians 2:10 (Amplified) says this, "For we are God's own handiwork, recreated in Christ Jesus that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us (taking paths which He prepared ahead of time), that we should walk in them (living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live).

God does have a destiny for us.  It was planned long before we were born.  Think about Joseph in the Bible.  God told him early in his life through dreams that he would be in authority and his brothers would bow down to him.  David was anointed king many years before he ever became king.  Both of these men had an inkling of their destiny early on.  They were bound for greatness.   But I don't think the greatness was in their positions of authority.  And I don't think they thought that either.  Their greatness was in the process.  Their greatness was in the breaking and remaking of their lives.  And their greatness was in relationships.

God did fulfill what he promised to both men.  Joseph's brothers did bow before him--he was in great authority.  David became king.  But what is the highlight of their stories?  The highlight of Joseph's story is in the restoration of his relationships with his brothers.  The highlight of David's story was his relationship with God--a man after God's own heart.

We may never do great things--at least in the way we've imagined.  But let me ask you--how's the process been?  Has there been a breaking and remaking going on in your life?  Is God restoring relationship or are you building relationship with God?  If the answer is yes to those questions, then you're on the path to greatness.

As that truth washed over me last night, I could do nothing but weep.  God doesn't count greatness as we count greatness.  But He's already planned great destiny for each of us.

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