Just dropping in to share an awesome truth from a book I'm currently re-reading called Strengthen Yourself in the Lord by Bill Johnson. As the quote above states, my potential requires my participation.
I re-read that sentence a good seven times before I caught the weight of that statement. "Potential" seems to be a buzz-word nowadays. We all want to self-actualize, to reach a point in our lives in which we feel like we are living up to what we were made to be. It can be easy to feel like life is just happening to us and that the only thing we can do is hope for the right circumstances to make our dreams come true.
This simple statement shows otherwise. We will never reach our potentials by waiting for the right time. We will never reach our potentials by hoping for life to happen to us in just the right juxtaposition. Our potentials require our participation, they require our effort and our input.
This is both a comfort and a challenge to me. It's comforting that there's something I can actually do to make the most of my life. I'm not just floating in the wind. At the same time, it can be challenging to realize that if I'm not seeing my potential, there's definitely a part I play in that. There are choices I can make everyday to grow closer to becoming the person I was meant to be.
Sure, circumstances do happen that are completely out of our control, but I can choose to make the most of them. I can choose to respond to life's craziness with grace and gusto and joy. I can participate in my potential.
What's currently inspiring you? I'd love to hear!
P.S. If you're looking to set some goals for yourself, check out my recent post on How to Set Goals that You Can't Help but Keep!
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I'm a twenty-something trying to figure out this adult thing and using my spare time to run an art shop on Etsy and write a blog about life, art, education, and travel.