You’re full of potential
The things we experience as we go through life can sometimes make us different from the way God intended us to be. If we’re not careful, the people, activities, and entertainments we choose to spend our time on can end up leaving us with regrets and feelings of hopelessness. When we lose our sense of self-worth, it gets difficult to believe God could love us – but He absolutely does. He knows that hidden inside each of us is a person who can do great things for Him. That’s why He stirs our hearts – it’s to let us know that He’s at work in our lives. Our part is to respond to Him in faith, and dare to believe that He can make each one of us ‘a new creation’ (2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV). We need to shift our thoughts from our own weaknesses to His power, and trust in Him rather than our limited strength.
Jesus knows about every mistake we’ve ever made, and He wants to mend the broken parts of our hearts and make us whole again. But to do that, He needs to have access to every area of our lives. When He comes into our hearts, we’re changed, and we’ll be empowered to reach the potential He sees within us! David’s sins became a national scandal. But when God forgave and restored him, he wrote: ‘Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things (Psalm 103:2-5 NIV).
Get together with a group of trusted friends, and share what hidden qualities or potential you can see in each other. Then spend a bit of time thanking God for seeing even more potential within us than we can!
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