This morning, I came across a quote from a man by the name of Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon was a relentless and power-hungry military commander, who led the French to innumerable victories in his period. He was well-known for his prolific leadership qualities and masterly military tactics.
In the early 19th century, Napoleon Bonaparte was quoted as saying in reference to China, “There lies a sleeping giant. Let him sleep, for when he wakes he will move the world.” As I read this quote, I was literally shaken to the very core of my being. Often I have minimized my own potential, not realizing that we all are significant. Now there are some slight variations of this quote that say ”for he will be unstoppable” or “he will shake the world.” Nevertheless, no matter what variation you consider, there is a sleeping giant within you and now is the time for you to awaken the greatness you possess.
We must shake ourselves and awaken from our sleep and slumber. There is something great you and I must do, but in order to accomplish it, we must awaken the greatness and potential that is resident within us. Too often we put many dreams, visions, and goals to sleep, and vow to revisit them when the time or opportunity is better. However, there is no perfect time like the present! It is often said that the average person will sleep one-third of their life away. One third of our life is spent sleeping…WOW…. Romans 13:11 says, “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.” We no longer have time to waste! Awaken the sleeping giant within you! There is a big world out there, and it’s waiting on you and I! Wake up your desire to go to back to school, to get your certification, to start the business, to launch your vision, you must do it! No excuses, no complaining, and no procrastination!
Waking the Sleeping Giant Within,
Father, I thank you for every reader! I believe by faith that today, they will begin the process of waking the sleeping giant within. We decree and declare that once the giant is awake, that you will give them biblical concepts and principles that will help them to strategize and be effective in whatever you have called, created, and purposed in their life. Position every person to be an earth shaker! In Jesus’ Name. Amen!