Elephant does not struggle to be big, the lion does not compete to be king of the jungle. David was faithfully tending his father’s flock when he was anointed king of Israel. At the fullness of time, the elders in Israel went to invite him in Hebron to come and be their king. 1 Sam.16:10-13, 2 Sam. 5:1-3
Therefore, you don’t seek to be great in life because you are a seed of greatness as a child of God.
Jesus was born great. Since your God is the Most High, you can’t be most low- you cannot but be great. As you follow His foot step to be like Him, He will direct your path. Luke 1:31-32