Lessons from my QuietTime:
Experiencing Great
“And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.”
Genesis 26:13-14
Isaac is our perfect example of greatness! God who made Isaac great can make you great too. It is not a big deal with Him to make you great. God has the capacity and capability to make a “somebody” out of a “nobody”! Only God can make great! As David said, “Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all, and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand, it is to make great and to give strength unto all.”
(1 Chronicle 29:12)
Who is a great person? In our context, a great person is a man or woman of great means or great possessions. In describing the greatness of Isaac, the Bible says, “he became very great: For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants…”
A great person is also a man or woman of great ability, capacity, influence and prominence.
Let’s consider 3 steps to becoming great:
1. New Birth
Greatness is the inheritance of all covenant children of God. Have you become a covenant child of God via Jesus Christ? Then you possess the gene or DNA of greatness! No covenant child of God is designed for ordinary life.
You can’t have an extraordinary Father and be ordinary. It’s an abuse of destiny to be ordinary. You may be small today but you will never end small! The Bible says, “Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.”
Job 8:7
2. Responsibility
Some people think that they can become great by doing nothing! No!  Greatness comes from acceptance of responsibility. Our fathers of faith accepted responsibility for their greatness! Joshua told the children of Joseph to embrace responsibility by going up to the mountain to cut down trees and make room for themselves. The Bible says, “… get thee up to the wood country, and cut down for thyself …” (Joshua 17:15)
Enlargement belongs to those who accept responsibility for their enlargement.
3. Diligence
Greatness is not a gift! Greatness is hard work! Don’t wait for greatness, work toward it! Desire it and go for it!
Isaac as a covenant child of God embraced diligence. He planted and watered his crops. He was not a lazy covenant child of God! Greatness is in levels! God designed us to grow from one phase or level of greatness to another. The Bible says that Isaac “… grew until he became very great.”
It takes a lifestyle of Diligence to become great in life.
I decree and declare that you will experience greatness in life in Jesus’ mighty name!
Yours sincerely,
Joe Jesimiel Ogbe