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Do you believe that you’re born to be great? This is one of the questions I’ve asked many of my friends over the years. On the surface, the answer to this question seems easy. Right? It’s not. Time and again, these individuals shy away from saying a resounding “Yes” to this question. They didn’t come out assertively to say that they’re meant to be great in their own unique ways. Even if some of them said, “Yah, sure, I was born for greatness”, I read tentativeness in their non-verbal expressions. It wasn’t surprising when the majority of them dismissed the very idea of viewing themselves as great. Of course, I’m not sure whether they believed differently in the inside, and the answer they gave me were just an attempt to appear humble outwardly.
It’s your turn. Are you deeply convinced that you’re a greatness material? If you said a resounding “Yes”, here is my follow up question: Are you behaving, walking, and acting in the ways that align with your believe in your greatness? Your believe should be backed outwardly; otherwise, it’s just a mere mantra…
Of course, I don’t blame any one when I see them downplay their greatness. There could be so many reasons. In some cultures, individuals are molded to renounce their individual greatness. A few in these communities who dared to claim their greatness are perceived countercultural, egotistical, and have paid some serious prices.
The other reason why people refrain from believing, behaving, and acting according to their unique greatness is religion. In some religious circles, believers are discouraged to seek their built-in greatness in the name of humility. As if the Creator is going to be intimidated if all of His creations become great, there are zealous religious people who make sure that we all downplay our birthright of greatness.
There are also so many other myths that prevent many from tapping into their greatness, and in turn have denied millions, if not billions, from maximizing their great potential. It’s a disservice to the individual, its community, and the human race at large when an individual fails to tap into his/her full potential- when they live in this world without benefiting the world around them using their unique gift and talent, and without releasing their infinite potential. That is why our ministry is committed to demystify these counterproductive myths, and empower individuals to claim their greatness.
Jesus began His GREAT journey in this world from a humble beginning. He was born in the Bethlehem stable on one cold night in one of the remote places in the world. When he began pursuing His GREAT passion, he was confronted with so many hurdles that aimed at belittling him. Jesus, however, never shied away from behaving, walking, speaking, and acting GREAT. He was ridiculed: “Then they scoffed, ‘He’s just the carpenter’s son, and we know Mary, his mother, and his brothers–James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas’” (Matthew 13: 55). What are other people saying to belittle you? Why asking what others are saying. What is the little voice inside of you says about you? What is your reaction?
The religious elites attempted to kill Jesus twice because they considered him as a blasphemy. They couldn’t take it when he told them that he and the Father are one (John 30: 31).
One thing to notice here is that Jesus wasn’t shy about his true identity. What about you? Remember, it’s not humility to renounce who you truly are. You are the image of God. You’re destined to shine and lead a great life that impacts the lives of others and your community. Embrace it; if you have not!
What is paradoxical is that billions of people who are called after his name- Christians, they don’t use his extraordinary life as a source of inspiration. They settle for mediocrity. Billions are crammed into a corner of insignificance in the name of humility. Rather than knowing their uniqueness, identifying their purpose in life, and serving the world around them with the greatness packed within them, many die without even knowing that they are greatness materials, let alone to claim their greatness, and serve the world with it. This shouldn’t be your destiny.
You’re not an ordinary creation. You’re FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY made (Psalm 139: 14). Your Source- the one who initiated this gigantic and harmonious universe and the one who sustains it is GREAT. He didn’t create you by mistake or for mediocre purpose!
The whole world is waiting to benefit from your GREATNESS! Of course, be humble that you’re nothing without the source, and also admit that others too are great like you in their own ways. But, don’t drop who you’re in the name of FALSE humility. Unlock your greatness and unleash it to serve the world with your unique purpose, talent, and leave legacy that continues well beyond your lifetime.
AHM strives to restore the greatness of humanity one person at a time. The teachings of the ministry focus on restoring the whole man (woman)- the body, mind, and spirit. The messages are uplifting, life-changing, inspirational, transformational, and empowering. If you share the vision of AHM, you can join us in restoring the greatness of humanity one person at a time…