My life has always been difficult but lately I have begun wondering whether it has been that way because it just had to be that way or was it because of my lack of faith and obedience. I know there is no such thing as instant wisdom or success but as I now have been taught to believe you do not have to live a lifetime to obtain them. I now know that wisdom and success are not measured by monetary or intellectual gains, and that one or the other or both have to do with personal integrity or creditability. All the wisdom in the world is somewhat useless unless you acquire the knowledge to use it. Solomon was the wisest person that this world has ever known but as he grew older he did not use his wisdom in the way that God had intended for him to use it. In many instances too much knowledge without the wisdom to use it is very detrimental and destructive.
Everyone in life has the same opportunity or potential to become spiritually great in the sight of God and all humanity. The so-call great men and women of the past could not do anything that we cannot do today. The wonders they performed were by and through the power of Almighty God and there complete desire to be used of Him. There has never been a miracle performed that God was not present and there will never be a life changed that God does not change. Miracles and revelations do not come from the power and abilities of man but are performed by a loving and all-powerful God. The strength and power we possess are given us from God and if we desire to be productive and fruitful, we must draw close to Him. If we are willing to totally submit ourselves unto the will of God, He can use us as He has done so many others in the past. It is our lack of faith and our willingness to submit that takes us out of the realm of useable servants. In this world there has never been a great man or woman that did not first have a great and all-powerful God. We as individuals can give no more than is humanly possible that is where we are all limited; that is where we are all equal. When we unconditionally allow Him to use us, the blessings that He pours out upon our lives can be made to spill out upon all those that are willing to accept His goodness.
Man can do nothing in his own power. It is only God that can cause His love to permeate our lives so that we can be used of Him to bless others. In this sense, the ability and desire to submit totally to the leadership of God is what defines the term greatness. Everyone has the opportunity to submit; our willingness and desire to do what God has required of us will determine the measure of our greatness. If God loves all of us equally than what is there to stop us from being blessed equally? If it is not God that is in question, than it must be our unwillingness to submit to His divine purpose for our lives. Why is it that we find it so difficult to tell God that we will do anything and everything that He asks us to do? Is it because of our lack of trust in Him? If you cannot trust your Heavenly Father, than whom on earth do you trust? Do you think that God would ask you to do something that is wrong or impossible? Is it your desire that God be your friend and deliverer? Is there someone else that can give you more than He can? When we are directly confronted by these questions, we are made to feel embarrassed and ashamed. Somehow, I feel it is time that we all stop and really take the time to dwell upon what He really means to us. We must be willing to give Him as much as we demand. Without yielding to Him completely we will not be as effective as He wants us to be and as effective as we should want to be. My Own Melody, LLC