Learning to tap the hidden wealth of your potential is the greatest task and the most pressing need of your life because if you do not discover how to expose and use this treasure,you will die with it.
God wants you to release all He gave you for the benefit of others and the blessing of your own life.
Here are some profound ways to releasing your potential.
- Know Your Source
No one knows a product like the manufacturer,if you are going to move from who you now are to whom God created you to be,you too must seek to understand the nature of God’s original design for you, before sin ravage your life.That understanding is not available to you unless you become reconnected with God, your Creator,apart from Him,you cannot and will not release your full potential because He gave you this potential and He designed you to fulfill it.You must know God,your source, if you want to experience a satisfying, abundant life.
The foundation key,therefore,for releasing potential is always a relationship with the source or maker of a product.
- Understand Your Function
The mode of operation for maximum performances of any product is determined and established by the manufacturer/ creator,and must be obeyed for maximum benefit.
Thus,the second key to releasing your potential is knowing how God created you to function and applying that knowledge to your life.No builder can successfully restore a house unless he first knows the specification determined by the builder and the features provided by the original blueprints. A shower, for example, may fulfill part of the designer’s intent for the bathroom, but it cannot match all the functions of a tub. Thus,installing a shower in place of a tub would change not only the room’s appearance but also its ability to provide the intended functions that were built into the original design.
Your ability to unleash your potential is tied to your willingness to consistently live from God’s perspective which,for example,saw Paul the apostle in Saul the murderer. He created you to share His viewpoint . If you allow the obstacles that clutter your path and the expectations of others to discourage you on time and energy-detours,your God-given talents and abilities will be wasted.
Learning to function by looking beyond what you now see to what is yet possible is an important key to releasing your potential.
- Understand Your Purpose
To fully release your potential,you must ddiscover your corporate and specific reason for existence and the accompanying assignment. One of the first tasks of a builder who wants to restore an old house is to determine the purpose for each room. Although,this purpose may not be immediately evident,the rebuilding cannot accurately and effectively duplicate the original building if the purpose for each room is not established.
In a similar manner,you cannot effectively release your potential if you do not discover God’s purpose for giving you life. Your potential and your purpose are perfectly related because God never requires you to do or be something that is not part of His purpose. Likewise,He never requires something of you that He did not provide for when He created you. Your potential enables you to fulfill your purpose ,and your purpose reveals the potential hidden within you.
Success without an understanding of purpose is meaningless. Knowing and cooperating with God-given purpose is the third key to releasing your potential. He alone knows why He created you with the specific combination of personality, abilities,and dreams that make you the unique individual you are. You share the purpose of humanity to glorify God by fulfilling your individual purpose and by releasing the power,beauty,and possibilities hidden within you.
- Know Your Resources
Provision are given for the fulfillment of vision.Every builder,before he starts a project,both estimates what materials he will need to complete the job and determines what resources are available to him. God functions in a similar manner.As He forms and fashion each person for a specific purpose,he also provides the necessary resources to accomplish His plans.The proper use of these resources will release your potential, but their misuse will destroy you. Hence,you cannot fulfill your limitless potential unless you learn what resources you have,how God intended them to function,and why he gave them to you. The effective use of your resources is the fourth key to releasing your potential.
- Maintain The Right Attitude
All potential demands conditions conducive to the maximum fulfillment of purpose. Consequently,all life forms have ideal conditions in which they grow and flourish.
“Because God is never cruel, there is a reason for all things. We must know the pain of loss; because if we never knew it, we would have no compassion for others, and we would become monsters of self-regard, creatures of unalloyed self-interest. The terrible pain of loss teaches humility to our prideful kind, has the power to soften uncaring hearts, to make a better person of a good one.”
All manufacturers establish the ideal conditions required for the maximum performance of their products. In the same manner,you were created to function under specific conditions established by your creator.Any violation of the manufacturer’s specific conditions minimizes it’s intended effect. Obedience protects performance, disobedience diminishes potential.
Creating and sustaining a God-centered environment is as important for your growth and satisfaction as designing houses that fit their climate and settings is for the reputation and the success of an architect. Maintaining your ideal environment is the fifth key to releasing your potential.