How to become Great
“Thine, O LORD is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.”
1 Chronicles 29:11-12
Only God has the power and resources in His disposal to make us great. God is great and greatly to be praised! Glory to God! Great is our Lord God, and of great power. He has the power to empower the weak or the faint! The Bible says, “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.”
I believe He also has the power to empower us to become great, even as it takes a great God to make great!
God holds strength and power in the palm of His hand to make us great. He has the ability or capacity to make us great, if we truly want to be great.
Now let’s consider 3 ways to connect with greatness:
1. Become a child of a Great God!
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”
We can only connect with greatness by becoming sons or daughters of a Great God! Our greatness is fully established on the premise of divine sonship! As children of God we are potentially born great, even as the seed of greatness is already loaded in us at creation and at new birth. What it takes to be great is in us waiting for full manifestation. As a child of God, do you really know what you carry? My beloved, you carry “THE GREATER ONE” in you! The Bible says, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
1 John 4:4
The Greater One makes you great potentially and practically!
2. Become a believer in Greatness!
“Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”
In our context, I’m talking about you believing in the possibility that God can make you great. I’m talking about you believing in greatness, not smallness! In the kingdom of God, everything happens to and for us on the basis of our Faith. As such, for our greatness to become a practical reality, we must believe God for it.
I want you to truly believe God for your greatness in life. Believe that you shall not be small or remain small forever. No! You shall not!
3. Become full of power!
“But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.”
Our greatness is a function of the Holy Spirit. Until we are full of power by the Spirit of the Lord, our full potential for greatness will not emerge. In Acts 6:8, we are told that Stephen was full of faith and power. No wonder he did great wonders and miracles among the people. The truth is that none of us can amount to anything great without the power of the Holy Spirit. No human being can become great by human efforts or power. The Bible says, “Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.”
I decree and declare that you will be empowered by God to become great indeed in Jesus mighty name.
Joe Jesimiel Ogbe
How to become Great