“To the faithful you show yourself faithful; to those with integrity you show integrity. To the pure you show yourself pure, but to the crooked you show yourself shrewd. You rescue the humble, but you humiliate the proud.” (Psalm 18:25-27)

Zeal to achieve and a desire for greatness are not the same as lust for power or fame, but rather an integral character strength found in people who work hard, do their best and go the extra mile even when no one is looking… who personally have the strength of will to endure personally and believe in the same endurance for every individual, believing this aspect of divine calling is available to all.    

Without question, longing for greatness accelerates when we are surrounded by great people. Natural leaders setting the example along pathways to the top. Like parents who mentor in the home with godly vision and understand the big picture, who challenge and challenge and challenge again until chronological maturity in family members and individual destiny for mission converge in a moment of inspired decision… the next step.

Life on the cutting edge is definitely filled with risk but for those in pursuit of greatness life on the cutting edge is stunning. They wouldn’t have it any other way, nor be satisfied with less.  

Amen. 

Psalm 18