“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves.”(2 Corinthians 4:7, NASB)
Did you know that there is greatness on the inside of you? It’s just waiting to be revealed to the rest of the world. As a matter of fact, Paul states that “For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God(Romans 8:19, NASB)." When your divine sonship becomes apparent to the world, then you’ll do just like Jesus did and display the greatness of God everywhere that you go. Of Jesus, it was said that “he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him(Act 10:38, NASB)." The devil’s kingdom can’t stop you because “you belong to God and have defeated them; because God’s Spirit, who is in you, is greater than the devil, who is in the world(1 John 4:4, NCV)." Are you allowing God’s deposit of greatness to yield any divine dividends on a daily basis?
Paul told the Ephesian church that, “we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago (Ephesians 2:10, NLT)." Pause for a moment and think about that and say to yourself, “I am God’s masterpiece and I was designed to do good just like Jesus.” You were never designed to live low and fail in life, but you were designed to manifest the greatness of God here on the earth. Strive to live out that greatness everyday and don’t settle for less. You need to see yourself like Joseph bringing the favor of God with you everywhere that you go. Your employer needs to realize that they are blessed to have you in their employ; your family is blessed to be related to you and your neighbors are blessed to live near you. Today is the day that you exhibit the greatness of God in you!
Steve Tolbert is an emerging revivalist who is passionate about drawing people closer to God.