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Potential & Purpose (12) Test It

Updated on July 29, 2013

Do you know your purpose yet?

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Test it.

Now that you've gotten some new news, go put it to work. Do you think that once Beyoncè learned how to shake her hips, she just sat down and started reading a book? C’mon! She started using it. You see where she is now, don’t you? She didn’t get there by reading a book and doing nothing. Use that gift. Put that training to work.

Look at what Jesus did with his disciples; in particularly let's look at Peter. The Bible says "as Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers; Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen" (Matthew 4:18). What happened here? After the disciples began to fellowship with Jesus, He taught them how to fulfill their purpose by using their gift. For example, Jesus taught the disciples to work with what they had. He was a carpenter, (Mark 6:3) a builder. You do not read in the Bible that the disciples ever left Jesus until the day of His death. You know why? Jesus supplied all their needs, and, He worked with what they had. Look at Peter further down the road. If you look carefully, you'll see the development of Peter. Look at the 16th chapter of the Gospel According to St. Matthew. Jesus is asking the disciples who they think he is and it is Peter, who says,

“Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God." (Matt. 16:16)

In other words, “You are the Anointed One (Christ), the inheritance (Son) of the Live (living) Creator (God). Look how far Peter has come. Would you agree with me that Peter has perfected his gift? Would you also agree with me that Peter has now put his talent to the task? We see by the Book of Acts, Peter has taken on a leadership position and is demonstrating his authority (Acts 2:14-36, 38-40). Look at how he has grown? This is the same man who was a “fisher” (Matt. 4:18) when Jesus saw him three years ago. Look at how the three years of being under Jesus’ leadership has perfected Peter. Look at how boldly he says, “Ye are the Christ.” If you look further into the Book of Acts (Acts 3, 4, 5) you can see Peter’s development. I dare you to try it.

In order to fulfill your purpose for which God has created you, you must

  • Recognize God: He created you.
  • Trust Him: He will not leave you.
  • Define It: Identify that gift from God.
  • Write it down: Write, Write, Write. If He told Moses to write, why aren't you writing
  • Develop It: Get some're gonna need it!
  • Test It: Now see if the training works.
  • Build Relationships: Connect with others that are doing what you're doing.

We are called to be “fishers.” Are you ready to fulfill the purpose of God in your life? Good! Let’s go.

God bless you.

I love you, in Jesus’ Name!

Let's keep in touch! Send me an email ( or and let me know what you discovered about you!

© scm Sep-11, published bydse©All rights reserved.

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Potential and 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

(14) Scriptures

(15) Acknowledgements

(16) Book References

© scm Sep-11, published bydse©All rights reserved.


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    • Sherri@NBIM profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Cincinnati, Ohio

      Thanks Erin,

      I appreciate your reviewing and commenting. Anytime a reader responds to a writing, it makes the writer feel more confident in what they publicly display.

      I strongly believe in the potential and purpose series. It was written at a time when I wasn't sure of why I was on this earth. Now, I am more confident in who I am and I know exactly why God placed me here. I am enjoying life so much more because of this revelation and knowledge.

      I have found when people don't know their purpose, they are confused. Not a good state to be in. I hope this series will help more people identify their purpose and know that God has given every individual potential.

      Once again, I thank you for your review and comments!

      God bless... the way, do you know your potential and purpose? :)

    • Erin Boggs1 profile image

      Erin Boggs1 

      6 years ago from Western Maryland

      Very insightful and encouraging hub.


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