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The Path to Greatness

Psalm 18:31-36
31 For who is God, except the Lord?
And who is a rock, except our God?
32 It is God who arms me with strength,
And makes my way perfect.
33 He makes my feet like the feet of deer,
And sets me on my high places.
34 He teaches my hands to make war,
So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
35 You have also given me the shield of Your salvation;
Your right hand has held me up,
Your gentleness has made me great.
36 You enlarged my path under me,
So my feet did not slip.

Driven by a need to succeed (which is really a need for recognition, affirmation), I take success and defeat very personally. Still I am learning that just as those things do not define me, neither am I responsible for making them. My strength is a provided by God. My way has been prepared by Him. He has given me the ability not to stumble while also removing the obstacles that would cause me to falter. He has taught me how to engage in the right battles and even provides my defense. Still, these things are not the source of success.

"Your gentleness has made me great." (v.35) Away from the battlefields of my life, God nurtures me, heals my wounds, encourages and restores me. This word "gentleness" describes God's meekness and humility. Any success or "greatness" I might achieve can only be attributed to the gentle way of the Lord's working in my life. That's why John the Baptist is able to say, "He must increase, I must decrease." I join in his desire.

Lord, let Your name be great. Let me not be consumed by selfish ambition, fooled into thinking that any achievement are of my own merit,. Let my life be a witness to your gentleness.

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