Do you see your potential?
As a parent, I can observe and see potential in my kids that they can’t readily see. Even when I tell them what their potential is, they don’t entirely trust or believe me.
Lack of self-confidence.
Knowledge of their abilities hasn’t yet developed.
Whatever the reason is, they seem to have a fog distracting them from seeing who they are or what they can become.
We can encourage, beg, try to convince, or persuade them to believe us all we want, but at the end of the day, it’s up to them to realize their potential.
Looking at my life right now, I don’t know what is in store for me. I have no idea what the Lord is guiding me to do, and that’s just fine.
What I do know—I know who I am. I know my strengths and I also know they are much stronger with the Lord guiding me.
We maximize our potential when we walk uprightly before the Lord and He reveals His will to us.
Once we figure that out, there is nothing that can stop us. Sometimes we want to run farther than there is road to run on. That’s when we need the Lord to teach us how to build new road. Remember, His Gospel is still being restored.
We are bringing in the dispensation of the fullness of times—That means we have new road to build.
If you can’t see your potential, start with small acts of kindness or service. Build on them and let the Lord teach you. He will continue to reveal your purpose in His great plan of happiness as you serve the way He taught.
Please don’t rely on yourself to figure it all out. Begin to trust Him and listen to Him. He is trying to explain to you your potential, and you will see it if you’re listening.
Just like my child will eventually say “Wow, dad, you were right! Why didn’t I listen to you?” We, too, will begin to say the same to our Heavenly Father and we will begin to trust Him and His plan for us.
Art by @rosedatocdall (About His Father’s Business).