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Potental & Purpose (1) What are they?

Updated on December 10, 2012

Do you know what your potential is?

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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

(14) Scriptures

(15) Acknowledgements

(16) Book References

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    • ZoeQuester profile image

      ZoeQuester 6 years ago

      Great hub Sherri! Keep on writing.

      God has given each of us "gifts" for the "common good".

      Such gift is not merely for personal gain, but for the "common good" - making lives of others more satisfying, all by God's grace (gift).

      Great good is not experienced by many, because a lot of us are not exercising our giftedness in the context of the relationships that God has placed us in.

      There will always be needs around us.

      These needs are are our God-given opportunities to be fulfilling our potential (giftedness) and purpose (common good).

      If one doesn't know how God has uniquely gifted them,

      one just needs to take account of the specific needs he/she notices around him/her.

      We usually see needs, and identify some solutions to them, based on our unique giftedness - whether we are aware of it or not. It is our unique "wiring" that gives us the unique capacity to see things from a unique vantage point.

      i believe we are already given what we need to have to obey God's

      Though some wait for a better time, more resources, perfect situation...

      However, it is best to know that whatever is in our hands "at the moment" is already enough "for the moment" to obey God's call for the common good.

      "Little becomes much, as we place it in the Lord's hands".