“But not so among you; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as a younger, and he who governs as he who serves” (Luke 22:26).
What is greatness? How does our understanding of greatness affect our world? When we think of greatness we usually think cerebral i.e. what and who we know and not necessarily how they stand before God. It is more of who people acclaim. Others look at the competitive nature of man and how people make others do their bidding.
Greatness, however, is all about service and not about our position, fame,
wealth or the number of people we control. God makes and declares great
those who yield themselves to His use. Examples of great people in the Bible
include Noah, Abraham, Moses, Daniel, Joseph, Sarah, Deborah, Mary, Peter,
David and Paul.
The greatest attribute of a great man is humility (Philippians 2:8-11). Do you
want to be great? Then you must strip yourself of pride. Remember that before
honour there is humility (Proverbs 15:33). It is by humility and the fear of God
that there are riches, honour and long life (Proverbs 22:4). True humility makes the heart tender. Indeed, things that used to be important will suddenly
become insignificant. Pride is exhibited when everything is about “me”. You
should divest yourself of pride by acknowledging the fact that others can demonstrate better virtues. God can make you truly great, using you beyond personal interest to help you meet the needs of others. You can be a source of light to many by standing in the gap for them in prayer. Can you possibly be the solution to the world’s problems and confusion? Yes you can!
1. Father, clothe me with humility.
2. Father, make me truly great.