A HERITAGE OF GREATNESS;
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men (Matthew 5:13).
God told Abraham that He would make him great, and in his seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed (Genesis 22:18). This is our heritage as Abraham’s seed; we’ve been set apart for greatness; it’s our calling to be a blessing to this world and to effect positive changes in it. You’re in this world as an agent of positive change. If you never get to hear about it or know of it, you may never become what God has made you. The first step is to know who Christ is in you and who you are in Him. Having known this, the next thing is to begin living accordingly. Look again at God’s idea. He said to Abraham, “…I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing” (Genesis 12:2). It wasn’t Abraham who begged God, “Please, I want to be great; make me great”; no! God chose to make him great, and make him a blessing.
This means that whether or not you intended it, greatness is God’s dream for you. God’s promise of greatness to Abraham was also to Abraham’s seed, which is Christ (Galatians 3:16). Now, if you’re born again, you’ve been baptized into Christ. That means you’re Abraham’s seed, and therefore, an heir according to the promise (Galatians 3:27-29). You were born into greatness by virtue of your being in Christ. You don’t need to struggle to be great; greatness abides in you now!
Live every day, with the mentality of the great man or woman that you are. It’s our year of greatness, and those who are born great have a way of thinking, talking, walking, and living. They don’t grumble or complain; they make things happen! By the power of the Word and ability of the Spirit, they effect changes.
Make great things happen in your life and for others this year, and maintain the prestigious attitude of greatness that befits your personality in Christ.