|Potential Is Overrated
By Greg Sanders
When I was younger, people would occasionally tell me that I should keep striving in a specific area because I was filled with potential. I accepted that as a compliment and worked even harder to live up to my potential. Maximizing my potential has been a goal of mine for years. However, as I have gotten a little older, one of the last things I want to hear someone say is that I am full of potential. It is my prayer that I am not full of potential, but rather that I am fulfilling my potential. My prayer is the same for you today as well. I pray that you will not settle for being full of potential but rather strive to fulfill and exhaust all the potential that resides inside of you.
Ephesians 2:10 declares, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
Jesus created each of us with potential and He also created specific works, opportunities, and journeys that will draw that potential out of us to be used to display the glory of God here on earth. When we celebrate what God has put into us we should also immediately look for an opportunity to allow God to draw that out of us. Potential is overrated when it is under utilized. God put His gifting in you so that He could get them through you to touch others.
Today’s Challenge: Ask God to draw all of the potential out of you that He has placed in you. Realize that your gifting is designed to be used for God’s kingdom. Look for the opportunities today that God has created for you to fulfill your calling and gifting.