// Choose To Be Great
We are the PathFinders. We have been summonsed by God to transform the norm into
something new. We do not bow to status quo or the expectations of men. Our allegiance
is to Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And we overcome average by our faith in the One we
I share this statement of faith every morning that I speak on the Pathfinder’s Morning
Devotions because I believe it with all of my heart. Living to know why God laid hold of
my life is my greatest desire. I know that you feel the same! The entire earth is standing
on tip toes, waiting to see just who you are. And on top of that, GREATNESS is inside of
you just waiting to explode!
When you discover just who you are and what you’re carrying for the world, there are a
few things that you’ll need to decide so that you won’t run back into your shell every
time you are opposed:
1. Decide that you will embrace yourself: You’re YOU. That’s the bottom line. You
look like you. You smell like you. You act like you. No one else will be able to
embrace you until you decide to embrace yourself! Flaws and all, embrace yourself.
Once you do this, you’ll be able to make progress in life.
2. Decide that you are will not bow to the expectations of men: You’re a mom, a dad, a sister, a pastor, a teacher, a friend...people are expecting things from you
every single day. It is okay to meet expectations, but it’s not okay to bow to them!
Bowing to other people’s expectations means that you place the expectations of
men above God. That’s where we get stuck in life! You must give God the highest
place of honor in your life. His voice trumps every other voice.
3. Decide that your life depends on YOUR forward movement: YOU MUST MOVE FORWARD! When you make this decision, nothing will be able to stop you! Allow
God to take over your imagination and show you what is possible for your life. Then
press into that vision with everything you’ve got! NOW is your time!
4. Decide that your destiny is between YOU and GOD: When God speaks to your
heart about who you are, no one can stop you from moving forward but YOU. Get
out of your own way and do it now! Take your destiny out of the hands of men and
place it back in God’s hands. He will not make a failure out of you. He will make sure
that every bit of who you are is expressed so the world can see that HE IS WITH
5. Decide that you will not quit: You will encounter obstacles in this life. No matter
how smart you are, no matter how gifted you are, you will have to deal with
opposition. Just remember this: The greatness inside of YOU is bigger than any bit
of opposition that can come your way. You’ve seen hard times before but you’re still
here and you’re still strong! Muster up every bit of who you are and push back
anything that tries to stop you from fulfilling what is in your heart. It may take some
time but you will see what you’ve been hoping for!
Today is your day to decide. When you do, you’ll blow your own mind!