1 When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. 2 A man with leprosy[a]came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”
3 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy. 4 Then Jesus said to him, “See that you don’t tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”
God gives us the ability to be great every day. He allows us to tap into is unlimited potential and achieve our destiny. The man here does not ask of God to please do this one thing for him, he tells Jesus, “…if you are willing you can make me clean”. That is a powerful statement, one that showed admiration for Jesus and confidence in His power. God desires this from us every day.
Think about the potential you have to achieve greatness. It’s time to stop being content with the way things are and become something more. Figure out where God is leading you and then take from His blessings. If you pray earnestly and confidently like this, God will bless you. James 5:16 describes this. “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective”. Figure out what your part in the kingdom is and then attack the obstacles in your way. This man had leprosy and he knew Jesus was the answer to this crippling ailment. Run to Him with the same passion and confidence and you will come away changed.