Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38
Greatness does not view consequences – Doug Collins.
Greatness when you don’t view consequences is like saying yes to God’s plan. Even when you are not told what your nod entails.
Mary – she said yes to carry God’s Son in her womb for nine months and be his mother as long as he is here on earth. She was not oriented on the where she would deliver him– manger. She is not informed as early as possible that her son would die a tragic death– on the cross. She had to linger on day and night where her son would be as Jesus hopped from one town to another to preach and reach the broken. She had to wonder if he has taken his lunch or what food he had for dinner. And yet, she said yes and did not view consequences.
Joseph – he said yes to the angel’s instructions from his dream to take care of God’s Son and his mother. He may have wanted the best delivery room for his wife and first born but he had to settle to be with animals and for a while, exchange his carpentry to nursery. He didn’t anticipate that his business would change address from time to time to fulfill what was written long before. His work is to be belittled as Jesus was judged, “He is the son of a carpenter.” And yet, he said yes and did not view consequences.
You can take this first step to greatness.
Say yes to God’s plan. And don’t view the consequences.