Potential & Purpose (10) Write it
Write it down.
Always take time to write things down. Too many people trust their memory to keep things. Do you know how much space you have in your brain? Neither do I, but trust me when I say, you have a lot. Do you realize that everyday you get new stuff? It’s not possible to remember everything you pick up on a daily basis, but I guarantee you, when you least expect it, you will remember something you don’t want to remember. Why? Because you have so much stored up in that head of yours, it comes out at some point, in action or in deed. So please take time and write down whatever God gives you. I assure you, when you least expect it, you will see the opportunity to use it.
Do you remember one of Jesus’ disciples was a tax collector? Of course Matthew could count money, but what else could he do? He knew how to follow order. He had customer service skills. He knew how to report to the Roman authorities. So Matthew knew how to write things down. Write down your strengths and your weaknesses. Look at them. Improve upon your strength and work hard to get rid of your weaknesses. The biggest mistake most of us make is not writing down our successes and failures. Look at the children of Israel on their way to the Promised Land. When they first left Egypt they were happy campers. Half way through the journey, they started complaining. Why? They didn’t rely on their strength, which was their faith. They dwelled on their weaknesses. They weren’t use to being independent because they had been dependent on Pharaoh’s view of them for too long. They had cried out to God for more than four hundred years to give them back their independence and once they got it, they didn’t know what to do with it. But look at God. God used Moses to encourage them. Moses did not speak well. He stammered through his speech. But, he had faith in God no matter what. So when the children of Israel murmured, he corrected them by reminding them of what God had already done for them. Your strength is in God; your weakness is in you. So don’t rely on yourself, rely on God.
After Moses continued to hear the murmurings of the people, he went to God for help. The people were relying on Moses’ strength, even though he continued to remind them that they were the people of God. They worried him so much; Moses went up the mountain and asked God what to do with His people. And what did God do? God wrote down what the people should do. (1) Thou shalt honor the Lord thy God with all thy heart, soul and mind. (2) Thou shalt have no other God before me, and so on (Ex. 20:2-17). If God wrote it down, why don’t you? He gave Moses a set of commandments for the people. This set of commandments showed the people what to do and how to stay strong in God. We still use those commandments today. Write it down. When you know your strengths and your weaknesses, your journey will be a lot smoother. Keep a journal; one day it will be a book!
Still don't know your potential or purpose? Send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, we'll talk about it or keep reading the series, you'll find it.
Potential & Purpose Series
(1) Potential & Purpose: What are they?
(2) Potential & Purpose: How do they work?
(3) Potential & Purpose: Examples: Henry Ford
(4) Potential & Purpose: Examples: Beyonce
(5) Potential & Purpose: Examples: Jesus Christ
(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
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