“The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there”
– James Buchanan
A feeling has been stirring in me that someone that reads this blog is in need of encouragement.
Who knows, that someone might be me.
But I would put any and all of the money I could possibly procure on the idea that I’m probably not alone.
How many of you feel insignificant?
I know I do.
But I began to read today.
I know….if I were you I wouldn’t have taken me for the literate type, either.
But I have been known to turn some pages in my day.
I began reading into the stories of Jesus’ disciples.
In particular, I read about what they did after Jesus’ death and Resurrection.
These people came from all different walks of life.
There were fishermen.
There was even a doctor.
Sounds to me like the makings of a sitcom.
Their calling from God was not based on social standing.
It wasn’t based on profits, prominence, or public speaking.
They were normal individuals doing normal day-to-day activities.
And yet, they were the ones He approached.
That has always interested me.
Of course, that’s for God to know and me to……well….not.
But that lifts me up.
It lifts me up to know that no matter the situations of my past….
And no matter the tribulations of my present…..
My turn is coming.
So is yours, if it hasn’t already.
These individuals went from normal to transcendental with the help of our Heavenly Father.
They became the greatest movers and shakers to have ever served the ultimate Mover and Shaker.
They showed the world the error of its ways using the conviction in their every action.
So buck up.
They weren’t special in any traditional sense.
And at every turn, as hard as they probably tried not to, they showed their humanity and their imperfections.
But He used them in the most profound of ways.
Our finest hour approaches.
Will you be ready?
I hope I am.
Vaya con Dios