Potental & Purpose (1) What are they?
Every human being comes into this earth with a purpose, a divine purpose from God. That purpose is fulfilled once you know your potential. Potential is something you are born with. Some people call their purpose their gift. And, in fact, your purpose is a gift to you because if you use it to build the Kingdom, you will be blessed.
Dr. Myles Munroe says gifts come from God.1 They do. Each one of us is born with a gift. Once you realize your gift (potential) and put it to use, you have found your purpose. The purpose of your gift(s) is to fulfill God's purpose on this earth. When used properly, your gift will make room for you (Proverbs 18:16). What that means, is simply this: If I was to give you a brand new coffee pot and you used it to reward your guests with a nice fresh cup of coffee, do you think your guests will return to your home again? Of course they would because you have shown them good hospitality. But say I gave you a used coffee pot, and soon after you plugged it in, it stopped working. And to add to that, you have a house full of company and they are looking for a hot cup of coffee? We can guess what will happen here, right! They probably will not be expecting coffee from you again. The point I'm making is that coffee pot either served your purpose or it did not. It either provided your guests a good cup of coffee or it did not. When God created you, He had a purpose in mind. He gave you all the tools you needed to succeed. It's up to you to seek for direction and pursue the promise.
The purpose of this series is to help you define your potential and your purpose. Once you discover what they are they will bring you profit. This profit, when used to build the Kingdom, will bring you spiritual, emotional and financial empowerment. This is called success. Your success will be measured in your accomplishments and the legacy you leave behind. Let’s build the Kingdom of God on earth together. Amen! Amen!
Reference: (1) Munroe, Myles. Understanding Your Potential. Destiny Image Publishers, Inc. Shippensburg, PA. 1991.
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Potential & Purpose Series
(1) Potential & Purpose: What are they?
(2) Potential & Purpose: How do they work?
(3) Potential & Purpose: Examples: Milton S. Hershey (Candy Maker)
(4) Potential & Purpose: Examples: Beyonce (Entertainer)
(5) Potential & Purpose: Examples: Jesus Christ (The Awaited Son)
(6) Potential & Purpose: Discovering yours
(7) Potential & Purpose: Recognizing God
(8) Potential & Purpose: Trust Him
(9) Potential & Purpose: Define it
(10) Potential & Purpose: Write it
(11) Potential & Purpose: Develop it
(12) Potential & Purpose: Test it
(13) Potential & Purpose: Build relationships
(16) Book References