Your God-Given Potential


Does something inside keep telling you, I was meant for more than this? Do you wonder if you’re accomplishing all the Lord has planned for you?

Does something inside keep telling you, I was meant for more than this? Do you wonder if you’re accomplishing all the Lord has planned for you? Many believers today settle for less than God’s best and never experience the joy and fulfillment that is available to them. Thankfully, you don’t have resign yourself to living a “settled-for” life. 

In my new book, “How to Reach Your Full Potential for God,” I try to demonstrate how our heavenly Father has worked in my life so others can understand how He sees them–as a person full of promise and possibilities. This is because when we view ourselves as our Creator does, we realize that He has gifted each of us with unique personalities, skill sets, abilities, dreams, and talents to achieve His specific will, plan and purpose for our life. As Ephesians 2:10 instructs, “We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” The exciting journey to reaching your full potential begins when you understand and accept this. 

God wants you to discover all the dreams and blessings He has for you. As your all-knowing, all-loving, eternal Father, He is willing to move heaven and earth to accomplish His will. God sets you free from the bondage to sin and despair, and He reveals your wonderful identity as His child–full of hope and purpose. Our responsibility is to have a clean heart, a clear mind, a healthy body, right relationships, and a balanced schedule. We also need to use our God-given gifts and take God-approved risks to accomplish all He has called us to do in life. 

But the path to reaching our full potential is littered with hurdles–issues we may deal with on a daily basis. A limited perspective, feelings of low self-value, constantly comparing ourselves to others, self-imposed limitations, fear of disappointment, fear of failure, and even laziness can hinder us from becoming all God created us to be. These are obstacles that we generally cannot conquer on our own. But the Lord can. And He will give us victory over each one when we trust and obey Him. 

Are you in danger of living the “settled-for” life? Do you continually run into the same conflicts and heartaches? Have you stopped progressing in your finances, relationships, or walk with God? The Father wants to help you overcome the hurdles and experience the extraordinary, victorious life He created you for. God “is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us” (Eph. 3:20). So trust Him to help you reach your full potential.

Written by: Dr. Charles Stanley

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