How many giants are out there today? I don’t mean the big names, I mean the ones that are faithfully passing on the wisdom God gives them. Some are pastors in small churches. Some are teachers. I wish I could say many, but most follow the drum of the world. Then there are voices on the internet. I think of ones I have discovered such as Gorges Grouse, Christian Ear to name two that make me think on a regular basis.
How many Giants were not aware? I don’t think most of them were trying to be giants as much as simply being faithful. Did Paul know he was writing for eternity or was he mainly concerned about correcting the local churches he wrote to? Did Wesley know that people would be reading his journals hundreds of years later? Did Brother Lawrence know that he would be an inspiration for millions? Did Tchaikovsky know that the Nutcracker Suite would become a Christmas classic? Did Jesus..., well, yes, I guess He did know.
How many great artists were not famous until after they died? How many parents, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, strangers on a bus have passed on influence that they were never aware of?
Are you a giant? Will you be a giant? Probably not if that is your goal. Part of being a real giant is selfless servanthood. Remember when Jesus was talking to the faithful. Remember their response.
(Matthew 25:44 KJV) Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?Be a giant today by being faithful and obedient. Allow the Holy Spirit to use your life to make an impact. You probably won’t know about it until half way through eternity but God will know now. The person standing on your shoulders may not even be aware of it, but God will let him know when the time is ripe.
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