We can only release our potential by releasing God’s potential. That takes faith.
Our faith doesn’t have to be perfect, but it has to be honest.
Even the faltering, hesitant, confused, and incomplete faith you currently feel is your portion is enough.
When we admit our weaknesses, God is ready to come in with divine power.
When our hearts, talents, and character are in alignment with God’s purposes, amazing things happen. We walk with the beautiful blend of humility and confidence. We get to see God’s power in action, and we’re amazed.
To get into alignment:
1. Don’t just sit idly with your gifts. Identify them, invest in them, and find a mentor to help you fine-tune them.
2. Realize you are a walking, talking temple of God. The path you therefore take shall surely wind through the valleys and to the mountaintops.
3. You will experience unexpected surges of success.
4. Have confidence that God’s preparing you for greater things. Even in times of waiting, stay active.
Through it all, realize that your maximum potential is released only when you are vitally connected with God so that His limitless potential seeps into every pore, trickles into every moment, and explodes into your deepest needs.
This kind of alignment is like playing a complicated musical instrument. We learn each by careful study and practice, but if we don’t keep up the practice, our talent fades. Therefore inasmuch as we may enjoy God’s peace, we should never relax.
Our hearts need to stay steadfast—always searching, longing, looking, waiting, and expecting God to do magnificent things.
No More Excuses
Most people struggling to overcome their fears have had an encounter with disappointment so great that every dream they can conceive is contaminated with the toxic anxiety of failure.
When your mind becomes cluttered with the possibilities of “what if,” there is no room for faith. Living life prepared for the worst possible outcome is like living in a cage—it’s not freedom.
Over time, you will recognize the difference between guarding your heart and restricting it. You’ll learn to stop talking yourself out of the good things God has promised to all who live according to His purpose.
You, my survivor friend, will not settle for a life dictated by insecurities or previous experiences.
You have access to power that is capable of working within you to free you from any mental and emotional bondage that has convinced you a better life is not within your grasp. We cannot tap into that power and hang on to excuses at the same time.
Your heart, mind, and hands must be free to lay hold of all that is ahead of you.
Shedding excuses is a discipline that must be practiced with our thoughts, communication, and actions.
There is only room for language that declares: I will!
Growth occurs when we confront our personal experiences and how they’ve changed us. You can create a new pattern and move forward with determination like never before, but you must learn what’s stopped you in the past.
If the challenge to heal and become whole has been issued by people other than yourself, then your journey will always require permission before progression.
Don’t allow your destiny to be determined by a democracy.
Your immediate circle may not know how to coach you through your heartbreak or, even worse, they may need the company of your misery to distract them from their own need for healing.
Avoid the temptation to make your healing contingent on approval and validation from other people.
The bridge from who you once were to who God has ordained you to be is created from bricks of vulnerability, humility as strong as mortar, and a master plan so perfect, even the things that once hurt you will serve in making you better.
Your willingness to let go of the excuses and vow to move forward just laid the first brick, but there’s still work to be done.
You are possible! I am possible! Let’s be possible together as we seek to unlock our greatest potential and live our best lives!