It's easy to be content with mediocrity.
It's easy to choose the path of least resistance, to just go with whatever comes your way: to avoid pressing for what's important (and defending that option by saying, "I'm just trusting God.").
Paul said, "I have learned how to be content with whatever state I am in," in Philippians 4:11. But, he also said, "Not as though I had already attained perfection in righteousness, I press on," (Philippians 3:12).
It is as though, He came face to face with each leader of Israel and said, "I want to enter into a special relationship with you, personally; not based on what you might think of as dignified or important, but walking together, just you and Me." He did the same thing with each person who held any kind of leadership responsibility. Then He went to the men who did not see themselves in a leadership role.
He said, "This is not about what you'r not, or how well or poorly you think those guys are doing in their position of leadership. I'm inviting you to walk with Me, personally, intimately, growing in our relationship, not riding the skirt-tales of someone else's ability." He then went to the women and said, "It's just you and Me, girl. Forget all the expectations and frustrations you see in what isn't happening. Walk with me." Then He bent down to every individual child and said, "The future is My business. Grow to love Me today in every experience that comes your way, learn to see My love and My presence in that." And to each one of us who doesn't seem to fit in, who didn't fit the criteria that seems to be what He has already described, He said, "You fit in with Me. I created you and chose you to be here, just like I did each of these others. Walk with Me." Then finally, to each of us today, who might be inclined to say, "That was then, but this is now," He smiles to us and says, "C'mon. I've got something wonderful to share with you."
Being content with greatness is identifying who we are in this world in relationship to God, first. It is recognizing that our station or status is irrelevant next to our standing in His Presence. It is a call to be great, in what we do and how we live: not looking at what others are doing or what we may never achieve.
It's easy to find solace in mediocrity. It's easy to dream about how different things might be if things were different. We've tricked ourselves to think that being content is the same thing as being resigned to mediocrity.
God calls us to be content with greatness.
Start your day off by asking God, "What is it that You want me to do today?"
Set goals for today, for right now, that are bold but achievable. And when the day is done,
be okay with glorifying God in what has been done.
Say, "Wow, God! That was great!"