PRACTICAL STEPS TO GREATNESS (3) - Philippians 2:8

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The Final point I want to show you on the practical steps to greatness is that “You have to die to your own things.” This is one place that most Christians don’t get to, the place of death. As a woman, for your husband to be what God wants him to be; sometimes you have to die to your own interest. Parents die to their interest to help their children. Don’t let the devil resurrect your interest like Jacob in Laban’s house who began to prepare for his own things and Lot under Abraham who also began to gather his own things.
 
Sometimes the temptation in the place where you need to make someone else great is the question of “What happens if the person I am supposed to make great just uses me and doesn’t look out for my interest?” The truth is that God is the one who rewards you and causes your greatness to emerge as you faithfully do you part to make the person whose greatness contains yours great. Potiphar did not particularly do anything to reward Joseph for his efforts at making him great.
 
In fact, Joseph was unjustly thrown in prison just because he insisted on making Potiphar great by not violating his trust. In the end, the God of greatness came through for him. It all worked out for his good. 
If you practice these principles and laws of greatness, they will ensure that you are not neglected, forgotten and cast aside along the road of life like Judas. Leave others to find out that your greatness contains their own greatness; bother about your own responsibility in finding out whose greatness contain your greatness. You will make it and your greatness will emerge. See you at the top!

PRAYERSearch me and open my eyes to see what I must die to, for me to be all you have ordained me to be in life in Jesus’ name. Amen!

BIBLE IN A YEARDaniel 1:1-2:23, 1 Peter 3:8-4:6, Psalm 119:65-80, Proverbs 28:14