Greatness is what everybody , Christians inclusive desire but it isn’t a “bang” thing. It takes time and patience to achieve greatness and above all belief system of everyone must be overhauled and changed. You can’t be great when you are thinking small, it isn’t everybody that is rich also that is great ! The question is how did he make his money and did he inherit the money or worked to get to where he is. We must totally understand that there is a clear demarcation between greatness and riches. Greatness is measured yo ones service to others.
According to Wikipedia, it defines Greatness as ” a concept of a state of superiority affecting a person or object in a particular place or area. Greatness can also be referred to individuals who possess a natural ability to be better than all others. The concept carries the implication that the particular person or object, when compared to others of a similar type, has clear advantage over others. As a descriptive term it is most often applied to a person or their work, and may be qualified or unqualified.”
With this understanding of the term greatness , every Christian must understand that greatness is them! In today’s message is “Greatness is in you ” 1 John 4.4 ” You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” This chapter of the Bible is what is used to buttress the need of greatness in the life of any Christian. The God that Christians have in them is greater than the worldly affairs . But, if any Christian belittle himself or herself, that is what is God works on. Christian must start to look at the things of this life from positive and optimistic view.
There is always a seed of greatness in any child of God and as a Christian one must understand this. How great are you ? It depends on how you view greatness and the need to change your thought process is imperative because He that began a good work would definitely finish it. Greatness is the function of he that is in you. It’s not a matter of saying “I am working very hard” it’s not about the hard work but the grace to make it.
“If you associate with great men, things would fall into pleasant places…that’s is one of the laws of associations. Christian must start looking at the kind of associations they keep and this has a way of influencing greatness”, said Fred Obetoh .
Thinking outside the box is very important, men that are great step out of their comfort zone. This was demonstrated when Abraham was directed to leave his people and go find a life for himself. This is one of the things that put Abraham on the path of greatness. He obeyed , left his comfort zone and left, today he is one of the greatest men ever liveth!
Everyman that is asking for greatness would ask men to celebrate them, from Usian Bolt, Christian Ronaldo and many others and they have demonstrated greatness unlike here where greatness are looked from political view and what wealth has been (il)legally acquired. Any nation or individual that doesn’t respect the great wouldn’t be great.
Greatness must also come with acknowledgement, there is an African adage that said that “he who doesn’t acknowledge who is greater than him hasn’t gotten used to the greatness” in a nutshell, this adage posited that one must acknowledge the great ones and not envy them. The seed of greatness is planted inside and it is a seed of God ! Greatness isn’t bought or inherited but encountered . In Bible, Peter encountered greatness when he met Jesus the first time , Luke 5 verse 1- 10.
They that are wise always try to have an “encounter” with greatness. It is pointless been angry at people’s wealth as a Christian. If any person display anger at people’s wealth, that is the height of poverty of the mind and of that of physical. There is no need to envy of get annoyed over great people but the best thing is to understudy and understand how they became great, this is the most logical thing to for one to be great.
It is from the inside that a seed grows out that it becomes a giant tree such as Iroko Tree, but unfortunately the seed of Iroko is small and it takes time and space to grow. So how do you see yourself ? Do you see yourself as an Iroko tree or Mango tree or potato. It’s simple law of attraction. The moment you begin to believe in things would world out. This is what is known as practical Christianity and faith in God. We as a Christian must always believe in God and out capability to be successful in our life.
Greatness is part of the series of the message of Faith Festival 2018.Faith Festival, a week long program by Faith Cathedral International Ministry, a Christian centre and church based in Lagos with global outreach in German, England, USA and other places has used to one week long festival to demonstrate the goodness of God. The festival which culminated on Sunday 24th June 2017 in a communion service .Talking on the glory of God, Fred Obetoh,
The General Overseer seized the opportunity to appreciate the members of the church ranging from the pastors to the members both in Nigeria and abroad. He used to opportunity to announce that it’s a season of “turn around ” for the members.
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