One of the most celebrated ministers of the gospel in our nation today is the associate of a renowned man of God. He is an epitome of stewardship in service and ministry. According to him; “My life’s assignment is to serve this man (His Set man), every other thing is secondary.” He has lived out the truth of this statement.

Friend, your greatness is locked up in another person’s greatness. There is someone placed in your life to serve and move unto greatness. Find that person, serve that person as you would serve the Lord Christ (John 3:30, Colossians 3:23-24). Don’t move to a place you don’t have grace or anointing for. Don’t let the devil deceive you. You are only strong, protected and effective in your own place.

In marriage, the greatness of a wife, most times, is locked in the greatness of the husband. A wise woman serves her husband and ensures he becomes great. Women need to understand and locate their place and stay there. I also believe that there is nothing like “gender equality”, there is only gender understanding and difference (Genesis 1:27).

Men are different from women and vice versa. We are equal in creation but different in roles, responsibility, placement and assignment. Until we understand this we would always be struggling unnecessarily. When a woman takes her place in the life of a man, greatness becomes natural. Abraham and Sarah are good examples, among others (Isaiah 51:1-2, 1 Pet 3:6-7).

You don’t always have to own your own thing; you can serve in someone else’ thing and still be fulfilled. Greatness does not consist in what you own but in who you are and what you are assigned to do (1 Corinthians 7:20). You can serve your way to greatness. Stop struggling to be great, find greatness in someone and/or something and serve it!

Understand and walk in the consciousness of this truth about greatness. Stay in your place and serve your way to the fulfilment of your destiny. Pray for a fresh baptism of the spirit of humility for you to come to terms with divine placement (Philippians 2:5-11). Don’t fight your destiny link, rather, make the right connection and stay positioned for relevance (1 Samuel 23:16-17).

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria