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Friday, 23 October 2015

You were made for greatness

Something you might not know is that is I thrill on doing the extraordinary. My soul is craving to change the game, create a new uncompromising culture and to trust beyond the boarders. With Jesus' love as my driving force, I trust my pilot as He takes me into uncharted terrorties. But when my vision of how to do that gets blurred, 1 Corinthians 16:13 whispers me the instructions: "Be on guard. Be courageous. Be strong." 

However sometimes, you know, I feel submerged with weakness at times too. 

Do you ever have those moments when you feel like you're not good enough for great things? Like you have a week of 'yes I can do this!' and then everyone else around you seems to succeed, and you begin to see yourself as a failure. 

Well, I just wanted to remind you that you were created for greatness. 

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future,"- Jeremiah 29:11. This verse is basically just proof that yes, you are made for greatness. You are made to prosper- it's God's decree. Prosper quite literally means to 'be successful'; flourish, be strong and healthy are some other synonyms. God didn't write 'plans that will be OK', or 'plans that are alright.' He said prosper and He meant it. So perhaps we should stop living in the lie that we are set to fail; that we will never succeed. In 2 Chronicles 26:5 it writes, "As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success." Make your goal Jesus and success will follow. 

If you really believe that the bible is alive- that its words are true- then you should stand strong knowing that God's plan for your life will echo His goodness. Before you were ever formed in your mother's womb, His hands stitched your story, and He made it good. Weighed down in infinite power, the words of God are true and faithful. As you read His promises, digest them. Declare their truth over your life, and hold on to their strength. Rest your soul in their unending beauty. 

Since striving for greatness can more than often be a challenge, we find settling for second-best all the more easier. Who wants to wait for great things when OK, mediocre things are handed to us from every direction? Great things take patience. They take stretched faith and an immovable determination. Yes the journey isn't easy, but isn't it worth it? Never forget that the road paved ahead of you is God-approved. It's a road set for greatness.