“This letter is from James [who lived with and was brother to the Uncommon One], a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am writing to the “twelve tribes”—Jewish believers scattered abroad. Greetings!” – James 1:1 NLT
As a church, we were studying the book of James…in the Bible. The first most interesting fact you should know about James is not that he was the brother (at least half brother) of our Lord and Savior, Jesus, but that the Book of James is viewed by some as the Proverbs of the New Testament. James wrote a book based upon his submission to God and The Lord Jesus Christ. He called his brother, “The Lord.”
A question you should ask yourself is this, what did Jesus do to get James, his brother, to believe He is God and His Savior? What do your siblings think about you and your ambitions? What do your siblings think you can accomplish? What would it take to get your siblings to see that your passion is legitimate?
What would I have to do to get those who know me best to see that I have uncommon potential?
An uncommon person is a person who can get even his siblings to see their gifts, skills, crafts and talents are all in alignment with their purpose. What do those closest to you think of your talent, ideas and dreams? If you can convince them to get onboard, then you will truly be great. That means you have to start believing in you. You must believe that what you have to offer others is just that great. It also means that you can’t allow your family to extinguish the flame on what you wish to accomplish. Take the example of Jesus and his brother James.
iPray: Lord, help me be such an example to my brother that it causes him to live his dream even if his dream is to see mine come to pass. In Jesus’ name.