I think many people today dream big and have high hopes for what they will do in life. This is especially true of those students I connect with through my role in college campus ministry. To dream big is great, because God hasn’t called us to mediocrity, he has called us to pursue greatness! He has a purpose for our lives that is good, just as He our loving father is altogether good.
Yet, in that we must always remember, that God’s version of “greatness” for our lives is frequently very different from the world’s version of “greatness”.
“Greatness” in the world, is glamorous, famous and most certainly rich. Yet some of those who are truly greatest when assessed by the values of God’s kingdom are none of the above. They are unknown, unfashionable and materially poor.
Some followers of Christ do end up in the limelight and are materially rich, but their possessions and fame are merely part of their stewardship as for servants of God with a particular assignment. They are not the ultimate measure of true greatness.
Be careful lest the values of the world infuse themselves into your Christian concept of “Greatness”. As you dream big may God’s word and timeless truths inspire and direct your dreams.