| | Greatness Through Sacrifice
Greatness comes through sacrifice. We see those whom we respect and think are really great in the Kingdom of God. However, we don’t always know how much they have had to suffer and sacrifice in order to get to where they are.
Some have been jealous of the anointing that’s on another person. They have wanted what the other person has without having paid the price for it. Or, should I say, “pray the price” for it?
Some have given up their lives as they once knew it – houses and friends and other things – simply to go where the Lord said to go, and to be able to do what the Lord said for them to do. The people who see these ones have no idea of how much suffering has gone on first behind the scenes. They only see the end result – the anointing – and they wish they could have it.
Diligence and study has preceded any godly teacher of God’s Word. Patience and perseverance have had to have been worked into their lives. Warfare has had to have been learned – sometimes, even merely for the purpose of survival, as words had been hurled against them by unknowing bystanders.
Greatness can come to all. God is no respecter of persons. What He has done for one, He can do for another. Yet, that other one has to first become willing to pray the price.