Greatness means the quality of being great, distinguished. It also means unusual largeness in size or extent or number. Greatness is the property possessed by something or someone of outstanding importance or eminence.
We are great because God has made us great. We need to however walk in some principles to ensure we are all God wants us to be.
Greatness because of our inheritance
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places.
Our new birth has engrafted us into greatness because of the supernatural life of God in us through Jesus Christ. We must realise that we are not trying to be great; we already are because of the precious blood of the lamb.
Greatness is our inheritance because we are joint heirs with Christ. Romans 8:17 ‘And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together’. We have become partakers of the greatness that is in Christ.
We need to have revelation to enjoy eternal greatness. A lot of people think they are great because of their physical possessions, some others think they are not great because of their family backgrounds, exposure, race, location etc. Some even leave greatness to chance, saying they aren’t lucky to be great. The Word of God (Psalm 71:21) says he would increase your greatness on every side. This clearly shows you are already great and can only keep increasing in greatness.
The principle of Honour.
We need to understand that honour precedes greatness. When a Man honours God and all men, God will in turn honour him.
Solomon honoured God and he became great.
1 Kings 3:3; 11-12
3 And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places. 11 And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment; 12 Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.
God told Solomon there would be none like him before and after him. He became so great that the queen of Sheba almost lost her breadth at his greatness.
3.The principle of the Seed.
Isaac: He sowed and reaped a hundred fold and he became exceedingly great
12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him. 13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: 14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.
The bible records that Isaac became exceedingly great. We keep growing and waxing greater when we respect the principle of sowing. We need to sow in God’s kingdom. We cannot under estimate the principle of sowing, tithes, offerings, seeds of sacrifices, giving to the poor, giving our time, talent all ensure that we walk in the greatness of God for our lives.
For Further Study
1 kings 10:5, Psalm 71:21
Personal declaration for the day
My new life in Christ has engrafted me into a life of all round greatness and I consciously walk in my greatness.
Questions for you to reflect on
Do you know there is greatness within you?
What principles of greatness are you walking in?