POTENTIAL and GIFTS.
What you hear the most is what you think about the most. The word potential is DORMANT ABILITY. It also means reserved power or untapped strength. Potential also means a thought or an IDEA. Every thought you have is an expression of a potential. Every idea that you have ever had is potential trying to get itself out. Either good or bad.
Potential is all you are capable of being, or doing or reaching and becoming, but you are not yet. Potential is all you haven´t being yet. Thats your potential. But to understand your potential, you must understand your heritage. That means to understand the potential of anything, you´ve got to get a grasp of where it came from.
Who are you? That question is related to where you came from. It is important to note that.
What you can do is related to what you are made out of.
And why you exist is related to the nature of the one who created you.
In essence you can never know yourself by relating to the creation. You will never know who you are by finding out from another creation. That means, you cannot know who you are if you asked me. I am also a creation like you. I can never know who I am by asking you. In fact you can never know who you are by asking your parents. You parents do not even know your potential. They´re only guessing. Thats why you cannot rely on the judgment of a teacher about your abilities or capabilities. You will never know what you can do by measuring your ability with what I have done, because then you would just be a little lower than what I have accomplished.
So to answer this question, “If you want to know who you are, never use the creation to find it. Because the purpose of something is in the mind of the one that made it. That is one of the reasons why God has tremendous problem with idol worship. Because it is being trying to find its fulfillment in another being. How can you identify your identity by worshipping a snake? There are people who do that. How can you find out your worth by believing that you would come back as a rat or a cockroach? How dare you believe that you can find your identity by worshipping a statue. Yet people still do this today. But you will never know who you are by researching another creation, but the CREATOR.
The key to understand life is in the source of life and not in life itself. For life was created. The only way to understand life is not life itself but in the source of life itself.
Lets look at some practical examples. The man who created refrigerator had in mind what he wants it to be used for and its not to be used as a trap for a kid to get locked in it and freeze to death, thats not in his mind, but how many children have died in refrigerators all over the world. The automobile is crashing into buildings, streetlights and killing people but Mr. Ford never thought about it that way. He had a good idea about how people can be transported from point a to b quickly and assist the human race get around. And he was the one who started us thinking about train, rail cars and all these buses. All these were in his mind for the good of humanity. But how many trains have killed people in the last 12months by derailing in the last 12months, but this was not in his mind.
Everything that is, was in GOD. If you can get that concept in your mind, and begin to appreciate that everything that you see came out from God. But my question to you is how did these things come out of God? I want us to go to John 1:1, it says 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
This is in the beginning. How many things were made by him? Now lets look at Heb. 11:3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
It is interesting to note that God always had everything but you could not see it. Everything that is seen was in an invisible state. Everything that man has ever done was first in an invisible state first. Just imagine all the buildings and malls was in somebody´s minds first, and now you go chopping in places that use to be ideas and pulled out books from the shelve that use to be ideas, you take out your money and give it to the guy that has an idea. Isn´t that amazing, the place that you bought your dress from didn´t exist before. And yet it did. Because all the materials, the sand, nails, wood, planks that was used to build it was in existence but in another state that was not profitable or looked not profitable to you, but someone had an idea that could not be seen to put these things together and you paid for it. Everything stated in the invisible state. But again, before there was a beginning, there was God and everything that is used to be in God.
NOTE: Invisible does not mean none existence. Everything that you see now, use to be, but you couldn´t see it. Thats why God is described as OMNIPOTENT All Potential. Everything that is was in God and everything that isn´t yet is in God.
Because to understand a thing, you´ve got to understand where it came from.
However, I must show you something here and it is in Mark 9:23, it says all things are possible to them that BELIEVE. It didn´t sat to them that have an idea. You´ ve got to believe in the idea. You´ve got to believe you can do it. And to believe is to commit oneself, to abandon oneself to something even if it costs you your life. God and the world are not impressed by your dreams, goals and ideas, why, its in the unseen, your dreams are more profitable and valuable when it can be seen by all. Many people have not quite woken up from the dream land. Cos you can have a great dream for your life and stay asleep. Everything is possible if you would abandon yourself to the idea enough that you are willing to give everything for it. Thinking is great, but it didn´t say everything is possible if you think it. It says its possible if you believe it.
So lets go back to God and find out how he got his ideas from the unseen to the point we all could see it. What did he do? What did God do? SPOKE IT? No that was what I thought too. Speaking it was part of the process.
First of all God CONCEIVED in his heart what he wanted. God planned it first, conceived and at the time he was ready to speak, he just spoke from what he already conceived and planned. But all we saw or heard was “let there be light” But I want to take a look at something, in Genesis 2:2 the first book of Moses, the bible said that on the 6day God finishes his work. He was so tired that he rested from what? Form his work. Wait a minute, speaking into existence must be a serious thing. Now wait a minute we know God is all powerful and if God had to rest. No wonder why God told Adam, work. And the reason God introduced Sabbath a resting day was because life involves work and we wold need to take a break and rest.
HOW POTENTIAL IS DEVELOPED.
- A thought is a silence word, so a word is an exposed thought. And everything in life starts in a thought form. And when you say it, it no longer is a thought, but a word.
- The next step is IDEA. An idea is the concept of the thought and has to move into reality. But you have to work it out to be what you saw in your mind.
- Imagination: This is when an idea becomes a plan. IF you have an idea, it can come and go. And you have had many of them in the last 4 hours. Great ideas. You had and idea what to cook or eat and then it changed. You had an idea of what to wear and then it changed. You went to bed at night with an idea of what you want to wear to school but when you woke up in the morning it changed. Ideas come and go. Now but if an idea develops into imagination, it means that your idea has become a plan. Its still is not written or drawn, but it is in your head. Imagination is therefore a plan that is not documented. If you want to be successful in life, take your ideas and turn them into imaginations and then take your imagination and duplicate it physically. Put it DOWN, that becomes a plan of action. Many people never get beyond the idea stage, thats sad, they are those who are usually followers. There are people who get to the imagination stage, they usually talk alot and do nothing, thats called dreamers. But when a man or woman takes their imagination and puts it on paper, you´re looking a visionary whose becoming a missionary. See if you see things in your mind, you´re a visionary.
And a lot of visionaries are in the graveyard. Had a lot of visions, but there vision never made it to mission. But when a visionary becomes a missionary, you´ve got a man or woman of purpose whose gonna change the world. What do you want to be? God first had the thoughts that became images and then he began to speak out what he already saw in him, the image that developed from the thoughts that came from and idea. I don´t know what you´re thinking right now, but if you begin to speak, I´ll know.
Speaking out is like contraction during pregnancy and pushing out the baby. As God was speaking, the things began to be created and God said this is good. I wonder how many tremendous visions in this room are going to die.
Eph. 3:20. Thoughts, ideas and imagination. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.
If you do not have those your thoughts on paper, then it would be changed in the next couple of hours. You going to be a confused disoriented person.
Start imagining what you wanna be, where you wanna go, what you wanna leave for your children. Write down your imagination. What do you want to be, become or do. Do something. And don´t worry how its going to be done. Most people only plan for their next meal. All you had to do is check on peopleś refrigerator and youĺl see the plan for their next meal and they do not have plans for their lives.
You can only become what you were supposed to be when you understand where you came from.
Potential is related to source. Potential is determined by the demands made on it.