Potential is determined by the design of something. The bird can potentially fly, the fish can potentially swim and you? Your potential is intricately woven into your design and your design is crafted according to your — PURPOSE.
You come packaged with all the gifts, talents, aptitudes and abilities necessary to engage your life purpose.
As a believer, you have something extra. Remember the verse… “I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me”? (Phil 4:13)
Paul was speaking about the peculiar demands and hardships he engaged in his calling. He could have said, “I can do all things (my purpose) through Christ (the anointing) that strengthens me!”
You are designed to flow with a certain anointing or divine enablement that comes from heaven.
Romans 11:36 says “of Him (design) and to Him (purpose) and through HIm (anointing) are all things.”
Because God provides for His purposes, but not your plans, the tight places of our life often involve the mistakes we made. We've all done it. A wrong turn, delay, bad choice. But God factors in grace for this also.
He told Abraham to leave his hometown – alone, but Abraham left with Lot and his entire family and entourage. Eventually the herdsmen of Lot and the herdsmen of Abraham were in strife and it caused problems for Abraham. Strife comes with the stuff we added that God didn't give us…look at Ishmael. BUT Abraham is our founding Father or faith who still succeeded and was called the friend of God!
The beauty of God's ways is that He makes ALL things work together for the good of whom? “….to them that love God, to them who are the called ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE.” (Romans 8:28)
There is no blanket promise in the Bible that all things work together for everyone…but there is a promise of everything working out for those who are seeking to please God and are conscientious about fulfilling His purpose.
Stay at it – you were designed to succeed. You will “finish the work,” the purpose of your life – and hear “well done.”
A life of destiny by design – a design that is perfect and anointed for your special purpose.
Have a great Monday!