What if you could find the spark that would ignite greatness within you? How would you feel?
I know how I felt recently as I realized one of the things that had been missing. My performance was sporadic and not all that effective. My spirit was depressed. My belief in myself was low.
I knew in my heart I had all the tools I needed to succeed. I knew I was good enough, I was smart enough, I was sufficiently diligent and I wasn’t afraid of hard work. I had the gas, I had the air, but I was missing a spark.
And then, there it was!
Like a bolt out of the blue, I knew what Billie Holiday meant. She sang, “God bless the child that’s got his own. I’ve got my own.”
As soon as I really believed in myself, I had my own! And, as the hymn says, “We give thee but thine own.” Whatever I owned would come to me as if by the hands of angelic ministrants. If you own it, no one else may lay claim to it. It is yours by right.
Didn’t I hear Paul say it? “We are the children of God. And if children, then heirs, and joint heirs with Christ.”
But my heirship lay out of reach, awaiting my claim. My vision was distant, pushed far away by my unbelief.
Praise God for the gift of insight. Faith really did come by hearing, but only when my ears opened. The long night of mediocrity is over. The day of excellence is dawning.
My joy really is full, because not only do I have the gas, God has given me all the air I can use, He has further revealed to me the spark, and He has also provided me the perfect vehicle.
And guess what? All was within me all the time, simply waiting for me to awake, arise, and be a man.
There is a reason one of God’s names is “I AM.” He doesn’t have to “be something” to be God, He just is. As a child of God, I have the same birthright. It doesn’t have to be hard. I can let it be easy. I don’t have to be any particular way. I can just “be,” letting my actions unfold my destiny. Join me, won’t you?by