HOW YOU CAN BECOME YOUR POTENTIAL


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MAXIMIZING YOUR POTENTIAL: PART 2 - HOW YOU CAN BECOME YOUR POTENTIAL

"But we have this treasure in earthen vessel to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us" 2 Corinthians 4:7



Every one of us is blessed, greatly endowed and uniquely fashioned with various potentials, talents, gifts, abilities and so on. None of these is less of the other. If we despise the potential in us, comparing it to that of our neighbour, we think less of ourselves and also of our Creator who has put it there for a unique reason. Maximizing your potential is all about tapping, exposing and emptying yourself of your various endowment and potential by putting them to work and effectiveness.

 In the previous post  Why you have got to maximize your potential,  we stated that the reason you have to maximize your potential is for you to die empty. The graveyard is stated to be the wealthiest place on earth because of dreams, potential, abilities, talents that were buried alongside those who possessed them. God gave them to you to affect your world positively. He didn't endow you for fancy or for you to brag about them. In you is hidden the solution to problems and that great idea that will birth something spectacular in the world. Know that the richest and most precious things are those things that cannot be seen and they are within you. It is however left for you to make good use of it.

The reason why many live in negligence of maximizing their potential is due to sin. You cannot maximize your potential outside the confines of your Creator. You were created to glorify Him and for His pleasure. Many today let their will and emotions control them without looking forward to knowing the will of God. This is however as a result of their separation from He who created them. They are discouraged and disatisfied with life and so choose to put their thoughts and desires above Gods promises and commandments and as a result of this, are unable to tap and expose the potentials within them because it has been clogged by sin.

Know that you can become much more than you are now. What people see when they look at you is not who you truly are. When you begin to operate and function in your potentials, you will even be amazed at yourself and go beyond your wildest imaginations. Apostle Paul never saw himself a servant of the one whom he despised. He didn't know something great was coming. His experience with His Lord brought out all his hidden and untapped potential. The same wealth is present in you. You are capable of what others expect of you - even beyond your own most extravagant dreams.



Learning to tap the hidden wealth of your potential is the greatest task and the most pressing need of your life because if these potentials within you are not tapped and utilized, they will die with you and this is not God's design when He filled you with them. He gave you these potentials in order that they be for the benefit of others and for your own blessings. These potentials released and tapped shows the all surpassing Power and Glory of God in you who gave them to you in order that you release and give to generations after you. There are keys that are used in tapping these potentials within us which include:

Know Your Source
For every item, utensil or product we use in our house, there is a manufacturer for each of them and when you do not know what that product has been designed to accomplish, you can never maximize the potential of that product. So also it is with you as a human being.  We have been created in the image after the likeness of God. You cannot know what you have been designed to accomplish when you do not know He who has designed and created you. The first and most important ingredient in becoming and unleashing your potential is to know your Source. If you are going to move from who you are now to whom God has created you to be, you must seek to understand God's original design for your life before sin came in. That understanding is not available to you unless you get reconnected to God.

Understand Your Function
The second key is knowing how you are created to function and applying that knowledge to your life. You have been created to live by faith. God created you to share His view point. You must learn to see beyond the immediately evident and visible. If you keep letting the obstacles that come your way as well as people's expectations of you discourage you, your abilities and potentials will be wasted. You must learn to live beyond what you now see and what is yet possible in order for you to become your potential because this is originally how you have been fashioned to function.

Understand Your Purpose
For you to become your potential, you must understand your purpose for existence. Know that your potential and your purpose are interrelated as God will not give you abilities that does not align with why He created you. He will not require something from you that He did not provide while creating you. Your potential enables you to fulfil your purpose, and your purpose reveals the potential hidden within you.

Know Your Resources
As men and women that have been created in the image after the likeness of God, God has given us various provisions for fulfilling our purpose and so, becoming our potential. Just as Apostle Paul knew what he had which includes his tent making skill, his Roman citizenship, his Jewish education and so on and made use of them to fulfill his purpose, so also God has given us all that we need in order to become our potential. Look around and within you to see and know these resources that have been given to you by God and that you are entitled to. The proper use of these resources will release your potential but their misuse will destroy you. Therefore, you cannot fulfill your limitless potential unless you learn what resources you have, how God intended them to be used and why He gave them to you.


Maintain the Right Environment
Just as plants, birds, animals must have a condusive environment were they can grow and flourish, so also we as humans must be in the Right Environment to become our potential. The condition in which we live affects the nature of our living. If you as a light continually associate and entertain darkness around you, you will eventually become what you surround yourself with. So also, we have been wired to live within the confines of fellowship with God and obedience to His laws and commandments. If we keep ourselves outside this environment that God has designed us to function in, then that environment we find ourself will destroy our potential because wrong environment always means death. We must create and sustain a God-centered environment in order to become our potential.

Work
We are made to understand in James 2:17 that faith without works is dead. So also our potential without consciously making effort to unleash it will remain within and be of no use. When you refuse to work, you deny yourself the opportunity to fulfil your potential and purpose and you forfeit the productivity that could have blessed others and yourself. Work is God's gift to man. God worked as He created the world in order to unleash His ability and Glory and Power. If God can work, why won't you? Work is God's tool to make us productive and fruitful. God designed you to meet your needs and the needs of others by your ability to work. Work is however the master key to releasing your potential.

God works the vision in; man works the vision out.

Dear, these key points are not independent of themselves. You need them all from top to bottom to become your potential. Commit yourself to practicing these keys today so your potential will not die with you. God wants all that He put within you for the good of the world to be released and maximized.

Becoming your potential and maximizing it begins with your decision to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour because the measure of your true potential is your spirit. Until you become reconnected with God through faith in Jesus Christ and the presence of His Spirit in your heart, you are spiritually dead, and the potential of your spirit is unavailable to you.



You can begin a relationship now with the Lord Jesus Christ by saying this prayer:

 Lord Jesus Christ I acknowledge that I am a sinner, I believe in your death and resurrection. I ask you to forgive me my sins, I reject the devil and all his works and l welcome the Holy Spirit into my life. I declare today I am born again and I am a child of God in Jesus name .Amen .
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