September 19th Monday Motivator / Recorded in Kazakhstan
Are you longing for more, but life keeps getting in the way? I’ve learned that it’s often not a what in my way but a WHO that stops me from reaching my full potential.
I read once, “Potential is what you can do but have not yet accomplished. Potential is how far you can go but with God.”
Some of us let the fact that it hasn’t been done or accomplished stop us from trying.
We make excuses to keep us from taking a leap or pushing harder. Our fears, egos, or resentments get in the way of our potential.
It’s time to raise the bar a little higher and acknowledge the internal battle that keeps us from action.
So, where does the bar need to be raised?
1. Thought Life: Our thought life proceeds to action. If we operate with a negative mindset, we don’t see solutions or opportunities – we see the negative and make excuses. Shift your perspective by finding the solution to the problem.
2. Comfort Zones: The path to growth requires us to stretch. To become the person we want to be at work, in leadership, or business, we must act even when we don’t want to.
3. Community: We know we need a mentor in our professional lives. But this is true in all areas. We need people who have gone before us. We also need people to stand with us when times are hard. We were made for community.
Sometimes it’s easier to see someone else’s potential than our own. But God has called each of us and given YOU a unique gift. He not only sees your full potential, but he has also equipped you for it.
I challenge you this week to think of the areas where fear, ego, or your thought life holds you back. Then create a plan that encourages you to act and step into your potential.
It’s not about being the greatest; it’s about stepping onto the path God has called you toward and living out your fullest potential.
Ephesians 3:20 “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Our worlds look different, but every Christian has the same daily opportunity.
In every circumstance, we can be ambassadors for Christ.
I once heard a man say, “We are just paid ambassadors.” He was so in love with his job that he would have evangelized about the product for free!
In the same way, we are “just paid ambassadors” as we show Christ’s love to others; he enriches our lives, keeps his promises, and paid for our sins.
This mindset has helped me go to work and about my day with a positive attitude. Even on days I am tired and don’t feel like being around people. I change my mood because I get an opportunity to minister to people God has placed across my life who need His love, acceptance, and encouragement.
If you let him, God will use you to plant seeds, water new growth, and reap harvests.
Maybe God wants to use you in the workplace to plant seeds in your co-workers’ lives. Perhaps he will use you to water seeds that He has already planted. Or maybe he will use you to reap a harvest. But to do all this, you must make the decision, open your heart, and be an ambassador for Christ.
How will you be an ambassador for Christ in your workplace or daily routines?
2 Corinthians 5:20 “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.”
The school year is in full swing, and while we should be excited about all the new things our children will learn, many families live in fear. School shootings, tighter wallets, illness, and other challenges have parents worried every time they drop off their babies.
Today and every day of this school year, I encourage you to lean into God’s promises!
1. God Has Answers: Don’t try to parent alone. God is the perfect Father, which means He has all the wisdom you need for parenting in every season of your kid’s life, including school. James 1:5
2. God Listens & Comes Through: Your prayers are powerful! You have the authority to speak over your family’s life regarding their safety and well-being! James 5:16
3. Words of Life Change Hearts: Speak encouraging words to and over your children. Word of life can sustain, encourage, and remind children of their worth during the highs and lows of the school year. Proverbs 18:21
4. Correct From Love: A parent must love, guide, and correct children. Our reactions to mistakes play a significant role in parenting. Take the time to understand why your kid made that choice. Then guide and coach them back in the right direction. Remember the ways our Father helped us after making an unwise decision. Proverbs 3:20
God promises to always be with us and never forsake us. That includes your children/grandchildren.
He knows the plans that He has for them.