Thousands of years ago Jesus came to earth to set us free. Free from sin, free from living a life full of religious rules and regulations. He came so that we could love Him completely and be free to worship Him while living a life that could be honoring and pleasing to God. The best part about this is that Jesus didn’t just die for certain people; He died for everyone. Jesus didn’t just die for the most talented, the most gifted or the ones that love Him the most. He died for everyone because He was able to see something that we often overlook in each other and in ourselves.
If you are a believer, you now have the spirit of God living inside of you. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” After accepting Christ, you become a new creation in Him. This means you have a new start, a new beginning; the things of your past are no more. It is such a blessing that God doesn’t keep any record of our past mistakes. However, this isn’t even the best part. The Spirit inside of you holds great potential, greater than anything you ever possessed before coming to know Jesus.
Every human being on this earth has God given potential which holds endless possibilities. Through this potential, each of us has the ability to completely change the world. This potential that I am writing about is completely from God, not from man. God and man have a very different definition of what your potential is.
I have realized that many believers do not understand what this means. Our God given potential is based on two main things, our willingness to do good works for the Kingdom and most importantly our love for God and for others. In Ephesians 2:10 the bible says “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” and in Colossians 3:14 “And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”
Each of us has God given potential; but it is up to us to develop, grow and use that potential to impact the world around us through our works and our love. Here are some questions to ask yourself in order to better discover your God given potential:
1. Do I understand where this God given potential comes from?
2. How well am I using this God given potential right now?
3. What are some immediate things that I could do in order to walk more in this potential?
In ending this post, I have one more thought that I wanted to share…
Jesus willingly died for you because He saw the potential of who you could become. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says “Jesus became an offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God...” Jesus died for you because He saw who you could become; not who you are today. He forgave you for everything that you are; now He wants you to become someone greater.
Think about the potential that you know that God has given you; then decide how you can use it to impact those around you. I strongly urge you to do your best to give God the gift of living up to the potential that He has placed inside of you. God can do more through you than you could ever imagine. Be a willing vessel today by doing good works and loving those around you!