What is Your Potential? To truly understand the gospel is to understand that we are never meant to be the hero. God alone is the hero who saves us out of our broken and rebellious condition and invites us as believers to be filled with His Spirit. It is through a close relationship with His Spirit that we are able to live as God has created us to live. So what does being filled with the Spirit mean when it comes to discovering your true potential?
I ask that question as we continue to unpack God’s blueprint for you and I to be the masterpiece of His creation. In the previous edition of this blog, we were reminded of the importance of finding our place in a small community of believers for instruction, encouragement and accountability. But once you find your place, it is also important to consider your potential as a thriving member and contributor in that place. God reminds us in Ephesians 4 that by His grace we have received the gift of His Spirit. This grace has been given to each believer according to the measure of Christ’s gift (see Eph. 4:7).
There are no exceptions or omissions. If you are a believer, you have received the Holy Spirit. And He who is doing a good work inside of you will also manifest good works on the outside of you as you learn and yield and grow spiritually. The key word here is the word “become.” What are you becoming in your daily walk with the Spirit? Consider your abilities and the passions that God is putting on your heart. Begin to get more involved in ministry and seek confirmation from fellow believers. Though it takes time, God will give you clarity and direction in your ongoing walk with Him. Be encouraged to continue your walk today! -Jason