EXPOSE | Where Can Greatness Be Found?
EXPLORE | How We Should See Greatness
I feel that the more I read, the more I’m confronted with how great being great is: How to have great ideas, great strength, great influence. It can prove to be quite a draw. Getting lost in thought about what that might look like, I begin to feel a tinge of guilt. Is it that I want true greatness, or to be seen as great?
I read far less about how great being humble is. Could it be that not many people feel being humble is that great?
However, we’re still not without our stories, and at least respect, of people being great by having brought out the best in others. In their humility, they thought less of themselves and more of those around them. What was great, is that others became great–or greatly benefited.
One only need consider the leadership in the founding of our country to have a sufficient example of this.
It may not initially look great. And in most cases, it won’t feel great. But you can not miss the greatness of the outcome.
What do you think of the idea that it is possible to be greater still by being humble?
EXECUTE | Truly the Greatest Example of Being Great
Swindell takes us to Matthew 23 where Jesus provides a clear picture of true greatness. Once again, the Pharisees provide Jesus an opportunity to teach His disciples of what not to be. Don’t be like the Pharisees who “do all their deeds to be seen by others.” True greatness is being least, for “the greatest among you shall be your servant.”
“Greatness is smallness, servanthood, humility. It is not power, ideas and influence.” – Ann Swindell
In fact, just look at how great humility is: “Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”- Phil. 2:8
Humility can lead to the greatest things. It goes deeper, higher and wider than any greatness we could possibly consider pursuing.
[Original article: God doesn’t care how big your platform is]