On the past few blogs, we’ve been going back and forth on the subject of “About My Father’s Business.” In the next few blogs, we’ll pick back up on that subject…there’s so much more to share. But I want to shift gears for a moment and tell you something that I really think you should hear. I don’t know if you realize what I’m about to tell you and how it can change your life. I think even other people have been wanting to tell you this for awhile now and hopefully by the time you’re done reading this blog, you’ll feel provoked to tell someone else the same thing. Are you you ready? Now don’t rush through this…you could miss it. Ok, here it goes: your so full of it. You really are! YOU’RE FULL OF POTENTIAL!
Potential – “something that can develop or become actual, existing in possibility, untapped energy, etc.”
I love what Paul writes in the passage above. He was a man full of potential and he KNEW it! He knew that God wasn’t done with him yet. He knew that God still had a future ahead of him to do great things. It’s the same for you reading this blog right now. I want to let you know that there is still a future ahead of you. Your best days and most blessed days are still in front of you. As long as you’re breathing, God has great things ahead of you. He still wants to use you to reach more people than you ever had. He still wants to help you become a better spouse, better musician, better minister and so many other things that might pertain to your situation right now. He hasn’t forgotten about you. And he hasn’t forgotten about your dream.
As I reflect on potential, I think about the famous artist Michelangelo. He touched the world through his creativity, his talent and imagination. One thing that really caught my attention was the fact that he had so many unfinished works (paintings, sculptures, etc.). There’s actually a museum full of all the unfinished works that he did. I’m sure there’s a story behind each piece but the sad thing is that museum resembles so many people out there today who live their life with wasted potential. Don’t be that person. Choose to go against the grain. Make a stand that you will be different. You might be in a time where God is using things to bring out hidden potential. He could be chiseling away areas that will slow you down…so it might hurt. But it’s to make you into his masterpiece. And unlike Michelangelo, God wants to finish his masterpiece in your life.
Before you go back to the hustle and bustle of your day, I want to leave you with one thought: DREAM BIG again! What’s your dream? Do you still dream? Are you still reaching for things that at one time you thought were impossible? For instance, if you want a new car…I hope you’re not taking time and picturing yourself in a pinto! Who does that? But see yourself in that car that you’ve always wanted. Maybe it’s not a car, but maybe for God to renew your marriage. Or maybe you’re believing God to come through in a different situation. But whatever it is, don’t give up. God’s dream will come true if you let it. There are so many examples of dreamers in the Bible with Daniel, Joseph, Peter and Paul (just to name a few).
Start living your dream today! Don’t get caught up with living an illusion. That’d be like me retiring from pastoring and trying to become the starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers or trying to be a center for the Los Angeles Lakers…it’s not going to happen. I’ll never forget years ago when a man of God prophesied over my life that i was going to be a pastor one day. When he was done praying, I couldn’t believe what I had just heard. The thing was…it didn’t happen right away. It actually took 16 years for that dream to unfold. Your dream might still be unfolding in your life. Don’t give up. Nobody can keep you from your destiny. Not a friend, not a family member, not the enemy….only you! God’s plan has no expiration date on it. He hasn’t given up on you so don’t give up on Him!