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Potential & Purpose (8) Trust Him

Updated on November 26, 2011

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“And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19)


Trust believes. Even when you don’t know why you are here, you can always get the answer. Quit thinking that you know everything. You don’t. If you did, then you would be God. And, don’t believe everything somebody tells you.


Believe God has a purpose for your life and know that He created you to fulfill a purpose. Look at what the disciples did when they met Jesus.


The Bible says "and they straightway left their nets and followed Him” (Matt. 4:20). Why? They didn't know Him, but they had heard of Him. They knew he knew something about fishing. He convinced them in one sentence to go with Him. Why did they believe Him? I believe they believed Him because instantly they bonded in the spirit. That is the first sign. You have to know the voice of God and trust His word. In the beginning, you will not know the voice of God and His call upon your life.


Oftentimes, we are just like Samuel. When God first called upon him, Samuel thought the voice he was hearing was of Eli, the priest (1 Sam 3:1-9). You get to know the voice of God by seeking God. You get to know the will of God, by obeying Him when He tells you to do something.


The fishermen did not know the voice of God, but they knew of God. They also knew the voice that was speaking with them spoke with authority and with love. Jesus was gentle remember. He was giving a commandment but not with rudeness. God is never rude. God is kind. God is love. He speaks with authority and at the same time He speaks with love. Remember when He spoke with Abram/Abraham? (Genesis 12:1-4). He was commanding Abram to leave his father’s house but He didn’t demand it. The Bible says, Abram did not question the voice he knew the command was coming from one with authority and love. The Bible says “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted unto him as righteousness” (James 2:23). As a loving Father, God always looks at what is best for you. Trust Him.


So why did the disciples stay with Jesus? They stayed with Him because they noticed that Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing. He was so famous many people followed His teachings (Matt. 4:23-25). Large crowds gathered wherever He was. The disciples recognized He was “a good thing.” He was fulfilling his potential. Your potential should benefit more people than you. Your potential should be a blessing to others.


To fully implement your potential, you need to know your purpose. ‘Why are you here?” If you are not able to answer this question, read Matthew 5:16, John 4:34 and 1 Corinthians 6:20. Write them down.


Date: __________________ Matthew 5:16 says:


Date: __________________ John 4:34 says:


Date: __________________ 1 Corinthians 6:20 says:


To learn more or to discuss the Potential & Purpose Series, send me an email at scmcqueen@yahoo.com.

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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