The Bible says, “If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.” Many remain small because they are unwillingly to make others great. It could be your junior, colleague or senior that their greatness contains your own, it makes no difference, the law of greatness works everywhere. It may be only one child that you have and your greatness in future is locked up in that child’s greatness, he may give you some trouble but why don’t you invest your time in the boy and make him great.
On this point, unwillingness is the reason, not the devil; unwillingness to give your best to make others great. I know of ministers that won’t preach until the crowd is large. Whether two people or two thousand people or two million people, it makes no difference, just get there and give your best, it is a proof of your respect for the people. Judas’ unwillingness to make Jesus great caused him to die. 
The sons of the prophets in the Bible were mocking Elisha saying, “Don’t you know that the Lord is going to take your master from off your head today?” They didn’t call Elijah “our master”, when Elijah left, Elisha received double portion of the anointing. The same people that were mocking him came to bow to him. Gehazi was unwilling to make his master great; he died with leprosy and transferred it to his children. Unwillingness to make somebody else great is the reason people remain small in life. It is not enough to be obedient, you have to be willing.

CONFESSIONLord I am willing and obedient, I receive the good of everything I am joined to and that I am a part of in Jesus’ name. Amen!

BIBLE IN A YEAREzekiel 40:28-41:26, James 4:1-17, Psalm 118:19-29, Proverbs 28:3-5