What is true greatness?
If we are to strive towards greatness, we need to understand what the word "greatness" truly means. Greatness is not based on personal achievement that results in fame, fortune, or position. Rather, true greatness is what God does in and through us.
"And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe,
according to the working of his mighty power," (Ephesians 1:19)
Peter did not have money, but he had the power of God working through him to carry out great works.
“. . . Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk” (Acts 3:6)
What great works does God want to accomplish in and through us?
First of all, He wants to transform our souls to be conformed to His thoughts, desires, and goals. Jesus said,
“What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36)
When we are in a right relationship with God, the Holy Spirit is able to do mighty works through us. We can become aware of some of the works that God wants to do through us by reading and studying His Word. Human efforts become great works when they are directed by God and accomplished for His glory.
"Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is Thine;
Thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and Thou art exalted as head above all."
- 1 Chronicles 29:11