Matthew 18:1-14  |  God’s kingdom is breaking into ours. Through you.

But not because you’re so great.

Nope. In fact, our own greatness gets in the way.

When we rely on our competence, our skills, our effort, we fail to recognize the actual places and ways God wants to use our gifts.

Oh, I know, it often starts with God’s prompting. But then we take it and run. “Thanks, God, I’ll take it from here!”

And if we do succeed because we’re so great, such kingdom breakthrough will be attributed to our power not God’s. And the breakthrough won’t really be as great and lasting as it could be.

In being about what God is about, humility is the name of the game.

Unless you’d rather that people celebrate you instead.