There is an old discussion whether greatness is born or made? There are beliefs that greatness equates to popularity. Psychologists are enchanted with dissecting great minds attempting to identify the roots of someone’s greatness. According to many societal standards, greatness is based on how much one possesses, their level of education or the status one has garnered. Others measure greatness by accolades and rewards but Jesus stated in Matthew 5:19, Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Friends, I write to encourage you that the best is yet to come for you. In order to be considered great in the Kingdom of God, you must serve others. Comparing self against another’s talent, is vanity, empty and worthless. We must cultivate our own gifting because we too, have potential deposited within us by God. Potential is that which you are capable of, and have not yet accomplished. That cultivation comes through education, training, and life experiences. Those experiences activate our Purpose. Stir up your gifts, they will make room for you and place you before great men. Rest in God, meaning freedom from anxieties, if you find yourself in turmoil, let it go.
A stanza from my signature writing, Purpose, states, “There are copies, similarities, but you are authentic, If you don’t act on it, you will prevent it.
You are GREAT if you live out Matthew 5:19. It has already been establish what true greatness is, fulfill that commandment then you will be called great in the kingdom.
So the discussion whether greatness is born or made is irrelevant!