Unlocking Your Potential 

  

What is “potential”? 
I like to think of it as simply “Unrealized Ability”

I saw this list recently of 10 keys to unlocking potential. 

            10 keys to unlocking potential:
You must establish a relationship with God — the source of your potential.

You must understand how God made you to function: by faith and by love.

You must know your purpose in life (your potential was given for just that).

You must identify the resources that help unlock your potential.

You must know and find or create the right environment you need to function at your peak performance level. Part of this is daily contact with God.

You must realize that potential is expressed through hard work.

You must cultivate your potential. Fertilize it like a seed.

You must guard your potential — from laziness, distractions, and compromise.

You must share your potential. No potential exists for itself.

You must understand and cooperate with the limitations God has placed on your potential. Remember, you’re not God! When you violate these limitations, your potential actually decreases.

                                    ~ Miles Munroe 

What do you think?
Are you ready to realize your ability and unlock your potential? 
A great place to start is in God’s Word.
Don’t ever let the world tell you what you aren’t-

Let God show you who you really are.  

Grab your Key (The Bible) and start unlocking your potential today! 
              ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 

All Out Of Control

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I am nothing without You!

When it’s all said and done I am NOT my best at all times with myself.
I can’t do it without You!!

Control

verb (used with object), controlled, controlling.
1.
to exercise restraint or direction over; dominate; command.
2.
to exercise restraint or direction over; dominate; command.

Fear
1.
a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
Synonyms: foreboding, apprehension, consternation, dismay, dread, terror, fright, panic, horror, trepidation, qualm.
Antonyms: courage, security, calm, intrepidity.

Fear is friends with control. It immediately sends a friend request over to control. They like to play together.

What do I have control over???

What I believe!!

What I choose!!!

What I receive?

What I surrender?

They all involve me and no one else!!

Father, I choose to receive your direction. I surrender my will and my ways under the control of your plans.
I believe that You are who You say You are.

You are Jehovah.

The name of the independent, self-complete being—“I AM WHO I AM”—only belongs to Jehovah God. Our proper response to Him is to fall down in fear and awe of the One who possesses all authority.
—Exodus 3:13-15

I’m all out of “control” now and
fear has fallen down and can’t get up.
You just got defriended!!

Light On,
Kelley Allison
John1:4-5
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Life

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Define:
Life can be defined as the period between the birth and death of a living thing, especially a human being.

Affirm:
Psalms 138:8 “The LORD will work out his plans for my life — for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me.”

Recall:
As I meditated on the word “Life” I had so many things going through my mind. For me I was encountering challenges on what to write, I think because there are so many stories that can be told about life. I had to ask GOD to silence my mind, so that I could again-hear his voice in the message that HE wanted me to deliver. After my request to him, he gave me a picture of a maze. I thought …okay…Life is a maze; please help me interpret. So here it is…

Do you remember being in grade school as a young child and being challenged to complete your maze activity worksheet? I do. I remember the challenge was always exciting. I knew prior to starting the exercise, that there was only one correct path to get to the finish line. I also knew that I needed to start somewhere.

A maze has a starting point and an ending point; just like life. Life happens and just like a maze we need adapt to the changes, pick up the pieces, and follow the course. That’s the only way we will get to the end goal- the finish line.
GOD he directed me to offer a little transparency about my life and some of the road blocks I have experienced. A maze (life) will:

1 Force you to change directions; I have said things I wish I could take back.
Take you down the wrong path, I have battled with addictions.

Throw you a curve, I have been homeless.

End with a wall that you feel you can’t penetrate; I lost my mother as a teenager.

Cause confusion; my family often seems to be disconnected and we as a family are not always on one accord.

Offer you a fork in the road; I have lost everything to the extent of being penniless.

Make you feel that you are on your way; I have made poor decisions with relationships that I initially perceived as healthy for me.

Paint the illusion that this is the best direction; I am guilty of lust and fornication.

Make you want to quit; I have been depressed.

So there it is. We all struggle or have struggled with something. Just know you are not alone in the struggle. It’s life. Struggles are necessary for us to grow. The beautiful thing about life is -just like a maze; GOD will help you work through the obstacles. We must learn to lean on him and allow him to help us get to the finish line. The scripture tells us that GOD will work out his plans for our lives- when faced with something, let him work it out. Trust me his guidance is always the best.

Exercise:
Identify one area of your life that you feel you need to try another route? (list one) _______________
What will you do daily to make that change?_________________________________

Read this daily.
God I need direction in __________________________ area of my life and I commit to ______________________________________________________________________.

Commit to the change. I DARE you.
~Lereca Monik
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