i've been thinking a lot lately about the following reality of human nature.
we are quicker to encourage each other when we fail, than we are to rejoice with each other when we succeed.
why is that?
actually, i think i know the answer.
and it's not pretty.
i remember feeling this tension a lot when i was on staff at vanguard. ministry comparison, idea comparison, numbers comparison. and it rises to the surface all the time as a mom, too. it's all just so ugly.
anything and i mean, anything we do that is awesome, is actually just Christ working inside of us. so why are we afraid to be GREAT? and why are we afraid to say to each other "hey! you are great!" (reality is, when we rejoice with friends and family when they accomplish much, we are really just rejoicing in Christ)
we are called to greatness. i mean, geez, Christ is inside of us! we don't have to apologize for the great things He calls us to. it's about Him! not us!
don't be afraid to be great.
and don't be afraid to tell someone "hey! you're great!"