If greater things are performed with greater tools, of what relevance is glory? If lesser things are performed using greater tools, of what value is glory? But if greater things are done with lesser things, the end-tail of the story is always mighty and full of accolades.
God’s principle has always been: using the unqualified to accomplish qualified tasks, lesser things or people to accomplish the greatest tasks, the condemned to champion a course. This, He demonstrated in many ways. From the book of Genesis down to Matthew and to the final chapter of the Holy Bible, Revelation. All of God’s works and tasks have been performed, to taste and awe, with lesser things or people as the Holy Bible revealed.
Flipping through the pages of the Holy Bible, it’ill give you an authenticate insight into the mystery of God’s outstanding mind of abolishing (human) standards to glorify Supremacy. God is never tired of dashing the expectations of men in a more conventional society. Breaking and defiling the rules have always been His majestic motives. Yet, there is a need to associate with the beauty of the impulse that follows the supremacy of God on earth. Not only did He display these quintessential attributes but also encourages you to take a quantum leap into exercising the same authority in every ramification of human endeavours.
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Qualification has never been an issue when God is involved. Rather, the glory has always been the focus. If greater things are performed with greater tools, of what relevance is glory? If lesser things are performed using greater tools, of what value is glory? But if greater things are done with lesser things, the end-tail of the story is always mighty and full of accolades.
Genesis 1:1-2 (Holy Bible): In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. (2) And the earth was without form, and void. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. This simply means that the earth we live today was nothing to write home about until God turned His attention to it. Nobody notices raw goods until it is finally refined to become finished goods. You were a raw product (sperm) until God felt you should be refined for use on earth – lesser things for extraordinary tasks!
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God didn’t stop at tweaking the earth to become what He intentioned for Himself. He continued to create, reform and refine until He finally performed the last duty – the creation of man from the dust of the earth – (Genesis 1:26). Like I said earlier that God is a principled being and lover of priority. He never creates things without a cause. He dwells more on things that are relevant and deem necessary for the advancement of His purpose as a divine creator. Thus, He used the dust or clay of the earth (lesser thing) to create man (greater task). That’s who a true legend is known to be.
Reeling the story further, God’s principle of magnifying His works on earth can be proven true by the rate at which technologies are now becoming a thing of impossibility possible. From the telephone to the internet, aeroplane to the helicopter, Artificial Intelligence to Teleportation, naming but a few. These given examples attest to the fact that greater things are born out of lesser (mundane) things.
Few biblical stories have been shared from time-to-time about the supremacy of God over man and His exquisite use of “acclaimed” unworthy tools, both man and things, to get tasks accomplished in remarkable ways. That is what I termed – the reverse order!
The story of David, who killed Goliath with a stone (1 Samuel 17:1-58), reads that he has no battle experience in his life. He was just a shepherd as shown in the 34th chapter of the same Bible reading. 1 Samuel 17:33-34 (Holy Bible): And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistines to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he is a man of war from his youth. (34) And David said unto Saul, Thy servant keep his father’s SHEEP, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock. Well, the story continued to the 37th verses of the text. However. The point here is that David was not, in any way, a soldier nor was he as physically fit as those that were enlisted to defend the integrity of the Israelites before the Philistines.
Another powerful instance is drawn from the story of Moses (The great leader and lawgiver of the Hebrews. Son of Amram, a Levite. Born in Egypt and adopted by Pharaoh’s daughter, liberally educated). Yes, he was a wanted man by Pharaoh for murder. He fled the city of Egypt (Exodus 2:11-15) – verse 15: Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwell in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well. The bottom line of the story is that God still used Moses to raise a standard against Pharaoh. What then have you done that cannot be undone by God, for Him to use you to champion a cause?
You can also remember the popular story of Joseph – the dreamer, according to Genesis 39th down to the 41st chapter. He was a prisoner when he arrived Egypt from Canaan. Genesis 36: 27 – Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelite, and let not our hand be upon him: for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were consent. As a servant to Potiphar, he was sent to the prison (Genesis 39:20): And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king’s prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison. What kind of prison have you been kept that you thought God can never use that gory situation to His/your advantage?
There is absolutely nothing glorious if it is not lesser. Scout around your hood today to draw understanding from what is happening. You’ll marvel at the many wonders of God’s supremacy over our conventional society. Most achievements you see today are mostly accomplished by lesser people. Yes, they failed while trying but achieved more after condemnation and outright criticism. God is still with us and will always be with us! He’s never interested in how vast you are in your field of human endeavours. He does not operate under the standards or confines of human beings. He’s never a conventionalist.
I loved the response of Moses to the soldiers that confronted him after he smites an Egyptian who was maltreating the Israelites (Exodus 2:14): And he (Moses) said, who made you prince and a judge over us? There are times that people’s opinions of you should not bother you. In fact, it should not bother you because they do not count at all! The opinion that really counts is God’s. He is the Chief Judge.
Remember this: “God’s principle has always been: using the unqualified to accomplish qualified tasks, lesser things or people to accomplish greatest tasks, the condemned to champion a course.” Of all that has been made are the handiwork of God through the unqualified and inexperienced. It was through their continuous acting upon these great tasks, using the uninformed knowledge, that many great inventions were made possible. The likes of Graham Bells, Guglielmo Marconi, Henry Ford, Steve Jobs, Linda Ikeji, even myself, have been through the roughness of life; forming impulses from our uninformed status. Above all, God has never stopped manifesting his supremacy through us and you.
Unfortunately, there are times you need to lose everything only for you to gain more than everything. That is the standard God operates in. Do not forget that greater things are made out of lesser things. Bigger problems emanated from smaller ones. Because a lot of people despised the days of their early beginning, they unconsciously lost the mighty (glorious) ending. If not so, then why are there still poor believers in the society today? If the glory of the youth is in their strength, why are there still lazy youths in the society?
Obstacles are the chief recipe for a glorious triumph. They are there, laying in the corners of the streets, not to decorate it but to test if you carry a bigger God. Owing to this, we are lesser. But when God is added, we’re far bigger. Lest, do not think of your size, status, knowledge base, intelligence, IQ, level, social rank, or any self-imposed limitations as the yardstick for measuring your greatness but lock on to this statement: I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me! (Confess this sentence at any point when you’re fronted with challenges).
Moreover, this message may not be as powerful as you’d envisaged because it was not intended to be such. It’s just a wake-up appetite for you to start/continue enjoying the beauty of your early beginning as a prerequisite for the morrow’s greater course.
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