TOPIC: Achieving Greatness (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries Friday, 14 September 2018)
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Mark 10:35-45
MEMORY VERSE: “And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.” – Mark 10:44
It is a common principle in the scriptures that the way up is down. In John 12:24 and even in 1 Corinthians 15:36, the Bible talks of seed having to die first before being quickened. As it is of seeds, so it is for man. He who wants to lead must first be a servant.
A lot of people, even those in church, desire and seek positions of authority in order to become great and influential. As believers, our hope for power and influence should be accompanied with the desire to make a difference and better the lives of as many people as possible.
John and His brother, James, sought for positions they felt they were qualified for. They wanted a position in glory by the right hand of Jesus. They had no knowledge of what it took to occupy such a position. Jesus reminds us that such a position required sacrifices and a life of service to others (Mark 10:39, 43). He instructed them that the one who wishes to lead must first become a servant. It is in the place of service that he will learn and be prepared for leadership.
Achieving greatness starts with serving others in humility. Rather than pray for position, pray for the grace and enabling to serve just like Moses did. When God sees your hunger and yearning for service, He will create the circumstance and atmosphere that you need to operate. Your greatness is in the place of stooping low in service. When you humbly and faithfully serve people, particularly in the household of God, then God will reward you with greatness and uncommon testimonies.
ACHIEVING GREATNESS STARTS WITH SERVING OTHERS IN HUMILITY.
As you serve others first, God shall increase your reach, impact and influence.
1. Holy Ghost, empower me to achieve greatness in my life and ministry, in the name of Jesus.
2. Every spirit of pride in my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
3. O God, arise and position me for greatness, in the name of Jesus.
4. I refuse to be led astray as a result of little achievement, in the name of Jesus.
5. Anointing of humility, fall upon me, in the name of Jesus.
6. O Lord, prepare me adequately for my position of leadership, in the name of Jesus.
7. O Lord God, I am available, use me according to Your will, in the name of Jesus.
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