Do you believe God wants to do something great in your life today? I do. But many days I go through life thinking that nothing great is happening and that it is up to me to come up with some sort of plan to do a great work for God. This normally ends with feelings of frustration, as most days I feel as if I accomplish very little. I certainly don’t feel as if I accomplish very much of anything that I would call great.
The problem is that my perception of “greatness” is often skewed by the world’s definition of greatness. Greatness is often defined by impressing others with the things we do or acquire. I confess, I usually view greatness in the same manner.
But what is greatness? How does God define greatness? Remember when the disciples asked Jesus to reveal the greatest command? Jesus, who was God in the flesh, sent here to communicate with us for the specific purpose of revealing God’s will, replied by saying the greatest thing you could ever do is to love the Lord your God and love your neighbor.
Is that your definition of “greatness”? Is this the measuring stick you will use to determine if anything great happened today?
I believe God does want to do something great in your life today. But it’s likely not what you think. God wants to draw you into a closer relationship, a love relationship, with Him. He also wants to do the same thing in the life of your family members, your friends, and your neighbors. I hope that today, March 30, 2016, if at the end of the day when you lay your head on your pillow, if you have loved the Lord your God and if you have loved your neighbor, then you can truly say God did something great in your life!
Have a GREAT day!