Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)
10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
It can be very easy to go through life thinking that we’re average; we’re ordinary. We can easily find ourselves saying things like, “There’s nothing special about me. I’m just one of the six billion people here on earth.” Our society can be very quick to tear down people who achieve success. People want to be successful, but they don’t really want other people to be too successful. When you do something extraordinary, people will have a tendency to try to tear you down. They will try to bring you back down to the level of average because that makes people feel better about themselves.
The reality is that each one of use is extraordinary in our own unique ways. None of us are average. When God created each of us, He put a part of Himself inside of each one of us. Each of us contains the DNA of the Almighty God. Each of us is destined to do great things in our lives. Each one of us is destined to leave our own unique mark on this generation. The truth is, there is nothing average about any of us, but too many times, we don’t realize who we really are. We focus on our weaknesses or what we don’t have. We focus on the mistakes we’ve made or the family from which we’ve come. We end up settling for mediocrity when we were created for greatness.
Instead, we should put our focus on our strengths and be thankful for the gifts we do have. We should focus on our successes and look at our mistakes as just opportunities to learn and do better the next time around. We should celebrate our family because they are unique and they are our foundation and history. We need to know that we are special and stop settling for just getting by in our lives.
If we are going to break out of average, we need to remind ourselves each day, “I have the DNA of the Most High God. Greatness is in my genes. I come from a bloodline of champions.” If we can have the attitude of a champion, we will live the life of a champion. In doing so we will be able to boldly embrace the blessings that God has in store for us in our lives.
We were created for greatness so let’s start living lives that reflect that.