Here is the secret to greatness: choose it.
We all come from different backgrounds. In fact, the playing field is not level when we enter this world. Some of us come from loving families, while others struggle through broken ones. Others of us are born wealthy, while the rest scrap for food. Our appearance is of different color; an attribute that will change how hard we have to work for the American dream. We will oppress each other and gain unfair advantages in the game of life. Some will work hard for their food, while to others it will come easily. But we are all destined for greatness.
Jesus promises. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” -Jeremiah 29:11
You are destined to prosper – God promises that. Your job is to choose greatness, to accept the plans He has for you to prosper and have hope and a future. No matter your circumstances, His plans will prevail. If you choose greatness, you choose Christ’s promise, which will be fulfilled.
Today I challenge you to pray back Jeremiah 29:11 to God. Tell Him you choose the greatness He has planted in you. Thank Him for this verse and the promise that it contains. If you want to be great, then choose to be great. God will back you up on that choice.
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