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Did you ever think about an acorn? What significance does it really have? The squirrels think they are of importance! They love to eat them and then bury them to find later, but then can't remember where they put them. They are so small the diameter of it is just a little more than an inch. It holds the makings of growing into a massive oak tree that is more than 100 feet tall. It can populate an entire forest of other oak trees. Even the tiniest of acorn's has an incredible potential and significance within itself!
As I think of the acorn, we have a similarity to them. We may see ourselves as just being a 'regular' kind of person, yet the greatness within us is vast. The capabilities we have within are far more than what we can see. God fills each and every one of our lives with mighty possibilities and significance far beyond what we could ever think, know or imagine. Even the person who thinks they are the most ordinary has extraordinary and limitless potential. We limit ourselves yet God is limitless. God loves turning lives that are acorn-sized into mighty oaks. That is what happened to the 'acorns' in the Bible that turned into mighty oaks for God. The way people saw them and the way God saw them, what a difference!
People saw a tax collector who was very dishonest and cheated people, but God saw an accountant who went on to make a powerful and dynamic Gospel account of the life of Jesus.
People saw a fugitive that was Hebrew, but God saw a strong leader who would liberate Israel.
People saw a young small shepherd boy, but God saw a great king.
People saw two brothers whose livelihood was being fishermen, but God saw two people who became fishers of men who eventually spread the Gospel.
People saw a person who murdered Christians, but God saw a missionary who spread the salvation message to the world.
What do you see when you look at yourself? What does God see when He looks at you? He sees the mighty oak tree that is within the acorn-sized life. When we look at ourselves, we see the person we are on the outside. God doesn't see us as we are right at this moment, but who we can become through Him. That's because He knows what He can do through us. Allow God to take the 'acorn' and make you into a mighty oak! All things are possible to them that believe!