God placed greatness in you.  

“You are an unceasing spiritual being with an eternal destiny in God’s great universe.”

Dallas Willard

It is easy to look around and see greatness in others.  So in so is great at business or leadership. They are smart, good-looking, funny, successful. Their kids are perfect! They are so great with people and friendships.  Aren’t they just so great?!

Yet when we look inside ourselves it can feel like greatness skipped a generation.   We can see the potential in others – how gifted they are; how much they could accomplish if they put the work in.   However, we tend to overlook the incredible potential God has deposited in us.

“For you created my inmost being;  you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Psalm 139:13-14

There is more in you than you think is in you.

Your life is like a seed.  Locked inside an acorn is everything necessary to create a mighty oak tree.  Oak trees can endure the harshest storms with strong branches to bring shade and refuge to those around.  A little acorn has tremendous potential. It is small and unassuming, from the outside you would think nothing of it. Squirrels make the mistake of thinking they are only good for a late afternoon snack.   Yet a little acorn has the potential to become a mighty oak tree.

God placed greatness in you.

Deposited inside of you are extraordinary gifts and talents; creativity and intellect, energy and dreams.  All just waiting to be cultivated, to be developed, to be unleashed.

Your life is precious.  Your life matters. You bring to this planet what no one else brings.  Your best days are not behind you, but before you. You have not peaked.  And your past failures are not final or fatal. Never settle for less than God’s best.  Do not resign yourself to a mediocre or average, because God has placed greatness in you.  

And the question before you, each and every day is:

What will you do with what God gave you?

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