In our time today, mediocrity, consistency and loyalty are respected. Faithfulness compared to fruitfulness is more recognized. Perhaps this is why many students feel not the need to excel. And no wonder many of our citizens stick it out in their jobs without the need to have a sense of fulfillment. Thus, the world knows ‘loyalty’ than prestige.
God said in His Word, “You are fearfully and wonderfully made”. Do you believe this? Have you ever thought this verse through?
Do you know that He knows your every gift, each talent and your every skill? Did you know that He was the one who placed that desire in your heart? He made you…wholly and completely. But are you giving Him back the honor and praise for His blessings?
God has given each of us a mission to live. In which case, He uses our gifts and talents for Himself, to glorify Him. All of us recognize skill and niche for something that many of our peers, classmates or workmates don’t even take interest on. I bet even once in your life you’ve also asked yourself why you were good at it, right? So my next question for you now is, why aren’t you stretching yourself?
- Fear? That you fail and disappoint your parents and loved ones in the process or worst, yourself?
- Satisfied? What for when life’s good and all’s well?
- Lazy? Why bother when you’re uncertain where it will lead anyway? Do you have a mindset that it’s better to fail without moving a finger than risking and feel ashamed afterwards?
- Low self-esteem? Are you thinking, “REALLY, am not that good!”?
If any of these crossed your head that’s why you’re where you are today and not living life to the full, then please allow me to bring you to the light… God’s Perspective.
- Challenge yourself. Take a shot at it. Remember how you felt when you’ve beaten someone’s high score in your favorite game? How happy were you? Don’t you miss that feeling? Wouldn’t you want to create more unforgettable memories as those?
Enjoy the uphills and downhills along the way. Learn from it! Success comes in different forms. You only fail when you believe you already have.
- Discover your potential. What is it you still see yourself doing after forty years and still smiling about it? Share this with a loved one.
If you’re unsure, ask the closest person who knows you and believes in you. Discovery and encouragement always go together.
- Dedicate your potential. Lift up your motives to God and ask for His blessings. Also, be accountable to that loved one you shared your potential to. This way, you have someone you trust monitoring your progress.
- Develop your potential. Be committed to put that dream to reality. Remember that growth is happiness. The day you tell yourself you’re content with life (and you’re still alive) is the day you stop living. Claim God’s Promise of an abundant life. In His grace and mercy, you will reap what you sow and find what you seek.
Don’t be an ‘If only’ guy who would only be happy when he has a certain thing or someone. Don’t stay a ‘What if’ girl who lives her life on worry and stop herself from becoming who she dreams. And stop reminiscing on the good old days because Jesus promised that the “Best is yet to come!”
It only took one man named Noah to start a brand new world when He obeyed … Be the difference in your world today!