I’m convinced that God is calling each of us to uncharted territory. To places we’ve never been, to do things we’ve never done and to trust him in ways we never have. Do you feel God tugging at your heart? Do you feel compelled to move out of your comfort zone, take up your cross and follow Jesus? I’m afraid, many hear God’s voice, but continue to ignore the call.
This article is for that person who genuinely wants to make the most of this life. That person, who understands that at the end of this life all that will matter is God’s will. That person, who doesn’t want to live a life full of regret, but is ready to take a true leap of faith. If that person represents you, please continue to read what could propel your life to new heights.
Over twenty years ago, a minister friend of mine looked at me and said these powerful words. “Son, God is going to do through you things you could never dream or imagine.” This was said, shortly after I surrendered to God’s call to the ministry. This was said before I ever taught a bible study, before I ever preached a sermon, and before I could even understand what this man of God was even saying. Here is what I’ve learned is critical to unleashing your God-given potential.
#1: Quit Playing Religious Games. Thinking you can play hide and seek with God is laughable. Trust me, God can see right through you. He knows what you’re thinking, what you’re doing, and what you’re going to do. Discovering your God-given potential starts with you falling on your knees, surrendering your whole heart and totally giving God full reign of your life. Until you reach this point of surrender, you can’t even start your journey.
#2: Take One Faith Step Daily. I’ve had many tell me, “I think I might become a preacher.” I tell them, its’ much easier to preach than practice. God doesn’t call each of us to stand on a stage, to teach a class or to become the next Mother Theresa. God does call each of us to follow him. Most Christians want to instantly arrive at their desired destination, when God is calling us all to take one faith step at a time. God needs to be able to trust you with the little things before He can trust you with bigger things.
#3: Walk By Faith, Not By Sight. Many so called Christians ask for their “Get Out Of Hell Free Card” and then just wait to go to Heaven. They never allow Jesus to become their Savior and Lord. They never allow God to rearrange their thinking and call the shots in their life. We have to learn how to trust God no matter the situation. We have to reach that point where we are willing to follow God anywhere and anyime. No matter where He leads or how we feel about the odds stacked against us.
Listen, God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called. You do not have to be the smartest, the best looking, the most likely to succeed, or have a perfect track record to be used mightily for God. You do have to be willing to do what the earliest disciples did not hesitate to do. You have to be willing to leave everything, trust God in all things, and allow God to lead you every step of the way. I pray you don’t spend your entire life on the water’s edge when God is wanting to take you places you can only dream or imagine.
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