After yesterday’s post about how Jesus was always the bigger person, I end up asking myself one simple question: Am I big enough? How can I display these same qualities? Can I be a big enough person to be the ‘salt and light’ Jesus is asking me to be?
We can be bigger people because God is big enough.
God makes us bigger. Jesus coming from heaven to earth and demonstrating how to be bigger people helps us become bigger ourselves.
God is big enough to carry our stuff [1 Peter 5:7]
God is big enough to do exceedingly & abundantly more [Ephesians 3:20-21]
God is big enough to finish what He has started [Philippians 1:6]
God is big enough to create something out of nothing [Genesis 1]
As we approach Christmas and another New Year I am choosing to not make resolutions but rather have a word for the year. The word for 2017 for me is definitely going to be BIGGER.
To become bigger so I will make a difference.
To become bigger on the inside so what’s happening on the outside will not crush me.
To become bigger by taking the limits off, to not dismiss myself or others.
To become bigger so I am not easily offended or deliberately offending others.
To become bigger so I do not miss the small by being so focused on the great.
To become bigger, not living closed in but rather in the wide-open space God has for us.
Jesus was born small (obviously) but lived bigger. At Christmas don’t just become bigger by over-indulging, let’s be determined to become bigger by knowing Jesus better, learning from Him, and growing into the people the world needs us to be, with Him at the centre of all we are doing.
Where would you need to become a bigger person in 2017?