Wednesday, September 19, 2012

you have potential


There are many words that everyone needs to hear.  Some of those are “YOU HAVE POTENTIAL”.  Almost every day there is some one who walks into my life that needs to hear those words.  It may be family, someone at church or to someone I simply have a conversation with.

There are also many situations where these words can be spoken.  People who battle depression need to hear this, as I have at times.  People who are searching for their future need to hear this.  The fact is that God have given every person potential, yet so often we don’t recognize our own potential.  Often we don’t believe that we have potential.

You have potential.  Your potential is deep and is inside you.  It was placed in your life by the grace of God.  Think about that.

Do not neglect the spiritual gift you received through the prophecy spoken over you when the elders of the church laid their hands on you. 15 Give your complete attention to these matters. Throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone will see your progress. 16 Keep a close watch on how you live and on your teaching. Stay true to what is right for the sake of your own salvation and the salvation of those who hear you.

Don’t neglect the gifts God has given you.  Don’t leave what God has given you for another time or for when life is easier or when you finally put away that habit or problem that you have wrestled with.

I believe that when we throw ourselves into serving God by serving others we will find the purpose that God has for us and the potential that he has put in to our lives.  Believe what you have been taught.  Stand on the truth that you find in scripture, and at that point watch God work in awesome ways.

As the scripture says when we stay true to what God says we will see the potential of what our salvation will bring us to.  Lives will be changed, others and ours.

Speak into the lives of the people around you.  Let others speak into your life. You have potential.  That is our reality.  God said so!

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