Monday, January 16, 2012

Leaving 'me' behind

Greatness messes with me. It doesn’t matter if it is in the sports world, corporate life, or ministry, greatness just causes me to shake my head in amazement. You see the finished product of a life ‘gifted’ to accomplish what is happening right before your eyes.

Tim Tebow accomplishing the seemingly impossible task of bringing his team 
(the Denver Broncos) back on numerous occasions with only seconds to spare.
Michael ‘Air’ Jordan always doing the spectacular.
Drive through New York City, and you see the name Trump everywhere you look.
Church communities who have united themselves together to accomplish the plan of God – and then He, in return, has made them a global force for good.


WWII Memorial
(Washington, D.C.)
We love to read the books, watch the documentaries, and be invited into the ‘unknown’ parts of these people’s lives. For we all want to know what the secret is.

I am not saying that this is the answer to that secret, but it sure seems to fit:
“By leaving behind your old self and taking a leap into the unknown, you find out what you are truly capable of becoming.” (David Roads)

Isn’t this just another definition of faith? Scripture defines it as the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen…
So, I feel that a parallel can be drawn from the greatness of these earthly ‘heroes’ who have accomplished so much (through their hard work) – to everyone aspiring to be great.

City Pier on Broadway
(Inner Harbor - Baltimore, MD)
 It is much easier for us to stay within the confines of what we ‘know’. It is familiar and comfortable because it fits within our security blanket. It is like the old Cheers theme song: Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name.
It is our go-to. It is our habit.

And often times, our habits keep us from ever shaking things up. There are moments where we need to shock our own selves and take a leap. If you are accomplishing the things you are in life on your own, then you are never going to experience what it feels like to be great. We live, we move, we have our existence – BECAUSE OF HIM!

There is no way for God to receive glory from our life if we are doing what we do on our own. Reason being, your definition of greatness is not even on the same playing field with God's. God wants to do things for and in you that you do not even realize you are capable of.
Things that will cause you to shake your head in amazement…for that is what GREATNESS does to you.

How great is our God? Why not take a leap into the unknown and let Him show you.

1 comment:

  1. wow...'God wants to do things for and in you that you do not even realize you are capable of'...{something to remember}