You were created for greatness
Psalm 35:5-6 “God’s love is meteoric His loyalty astronomic His purpose titanic His verdicts oceanic Yet in His largeness, nothing gets lost; not a man, not a mouse slips through the cracks” (The Message Bible)
What is the Psalmist most aware of in this Psalm? That God is both All-Powerful (creating the vastness of the world) yet He is also infinitely detailed, absolutely nothing He has created escapes His care or attention. Of course, this
includes you! In fact, you are very much on His mind, and the focus of his attention. How does God manage to run the entire universe, keep every star spinning, as well as lovingly watch over every single life on planet earth? Yet He does! He is God. And your loving Heavenly Father, the author of the whole universe wants you to know that you are the very jewel in His creation.
You are His Crowning Jewel
The Psalmist says “who am I that you are mindful of me? Yet you crowned me with glory and honor. You made your people to rule over the works of your hands and put everything under their feet, all flocks and herds and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air and the fish of the sea, of all that swims the path of the seas, O Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth” (Psalm 8)
The Psalmist was having difficulty grasping the role God had given him to do. Wow! Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air? How does that work? Have you ever tried ruling over a fish in the sea? I don’t imagine a fish swimming the other way if I commanded it to. But perhaps I should give it a go. I did speak to a storm once, and YES it did stop and go the other way!! I was amazed and delighted. Why don’t you give it a go??
This Psalm tells you that you were created to rule, have dominion and exercise authority over the earth. You were born to be great. That is your mandate. That is your destiny.