If you observe the titles of today’s most popular reality television shows: American Idol, America’s Next Top Model and America’s Got Talent, Hollywood is searching for the next superstar. Meanwhile, media’s elite are longing for a politician with gravitas, believing that once this person arrives, everything will be fine. Yet, when its all said and done, God is in control and He doesn’t need a superstar.
After the flood, the Lord didn’t amass an all-star team of individuals to carry on His plan for earth. Nor did God recruit the best of the best of the best like Men in Black. Rather, He chose an ordinary group of people, eventually named Israel, after Jacob, the son of Isaac, whose father was Abraham. While many have different opinions behind God’s rationale, I believe the Lord selected a nation who could not steal credit for the prosperity He provided.
Thousands of years later, God still opposes the proud and supplies grace to the humble. Whenever someone reaches a Matthew 16:24 state, you become a willing vessel for the Lord. If you want to continue this journey, God’s anointing is awaiting those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, Matthew 5:6. May the Holy Spirit fill eager servants so that one day you might be transformed into a spiritual superstar.
by Jay Mankus