Achieving Greatness in His Eyes

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Quarterback Chazz Anderson realized that achieving greatness is not how much effort you put into something. It's utilizing what God has gifted and blessed you with to serve Him and others.

Achieving greatness was the priority I grew up with. In all I did, I was driven to accomplish everything life had to offer. In football, academics, and relationships, I worked with a 100 percent effort; and it was all for the purpose of being great and creating a personal legacy for my individual pleasure, power and popularity. God was Someone I utilized when I had a need I couldn't meet myself. He was in many ways my personal rabbit's foot.

During high school, while riding in the car with my mother, I sat reflecting on all I had accomplished so far, and realized—so what? Did it all really matter? It was at that time I was reminded about my personal relationship with God. As a young boy, I had received Christ's free gift of forgiveness and eternal life. I knew that I needed to pursue that relationship with the same 100 percent effort that I had with the other things in my life.

I also realized that achieving greatness is not how much effort I put into something. It's utilizing what God has gifted me and blessed me with to serve Him and to serve others. Now I realize what God's purpose is for my life, what I'm here to do and what I need to do to achieve greatness in His eyes. 

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