Have you thought of how your life would be when you identify potential in Christ? Here are some insights to help you find your true potential.
What is my true identity? Who am I? How do I know what I have and capable of doing? These are questions that has border many and many are searching for answers.
And many have searched for answers to these questions from wrong places and has put them in more serious and dangerous positions that they shouldn’t be.
Sometime ago, I was at the same place. I did not know who I was and what I am capable of doing because in growing up, my step-moms told me I was good for nothing and there was nothing good in me.
Their words made great impact on my life. But to prove to them that I was somebody and would do greater things in life, I sought for the answers for my true identity and potential from friends and people.
You see, as human as we are, we all are fallible! We all need someone who can see something in us that we can’t see, that can take us to a place within ourselves that we can’t go by ourselves.
With my experience, the people I thought would be there for me, couldn’t help me. I rather found myself mostly rejected and neglected. So in other to receive their acceptance and love, I would try to do things to please them and leave in their shadows just to feel accepted.
Yes, you may be thinking, you’re so naive! I understand you! But all of us in one way or the other are trying to prove ourselves to people who may not even see or appreciate us.
But remember, a lot of people out there both adults and youths are facing identity crises in one way or the other, trying to identify their true potential from self-empowerment, and people.
Here is where I want to challenge you. Don’t leave the life that has been given you. When you become friends with someone, something happens without been spoken, either you adjust to their pace or he/she adjust to your pace. So who’s pace have you adjusted to?
No amount of self-help books or people can help you identify your potential because that emptiness in you can only be filled by One Person. Learn more from my book Discover to Recover!
So then, who is this Person and how can He help me? I’m glad you asked!
The answers to life’s questions can only be found in God, who is the source of it. In Genesis 1:27 (NKJV), it says; “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”
In this case, if God created us, then He is the best person to go to for our answers. Also, He made us in His image, that is, like Himself, so He understands our body dynamics, emotions, short-comings, hurts etc.
As a manufacturer of a product would include a manual for the end users to understand how that particular product works, so has God who created us given us the Bible as our manual to know who He is and understand who we are.
5 Ways to Identify Your Potential
1. Surrender your life to Christ by accepting Him as your Lord and Savior.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 (NKJV)
2. Renew your mindset about yourself. Stop condemning yourself!
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)
3. You’re not what people say you are, you’re who God says you are.
“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.” Psalms 139:13-14 (NKJV)
4. Draw yourself gradually from the friends or things that will take you back to your old lifestyle.
“Do not be deceived; “Evil company corrupts good habits.” 1 Corinthians 15:33 (NKJV)
5. Get rid of fear and know that God loves you just the way you are.
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18 (NKJV)
If you want to identify your potential you have to change your mindset. You don’t get in life what you want, you get in life what you are. You are born unique, so don’t die a copy of someone.
Don’t let someone’s opinion become your reality! Work on yourself, don’t give anymore excuses, accept who God says you are and live with purpose.
To learn more about how to identify your potential, get a copy of my book Discover to Recover