Daily Bible Inspirations

Potential…We’ve All Got It

by Darla Noble

So shall my word be that goes out of my mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing I sent it to do.

Isaiah 55:11

When we plant seeds in the ground we expect them to produce whatever flower or vegetable they are meant to produce. When we put a pan of cake batter in the oven we expect it to become an edible cake over the prescribed period of time. When we sit at a stoplight we expect it to turn green; giving us our turn to continue making our way down the road.

In other words, we expect things to live up to their full potential—to perform the tasks they are intended to. And so it is with us and God.

God created each of us for specific purposes. We all have intricate roles in His vast universe that when lived out, allow God’s plan to be fulfilled more perfectly. But if we don’t, then our personal lives and life in general is not all it is meant to be. We are cheating ourselves and others out of the blessings that come when we reach our full potential. So don’t hold back. Ask God to reveal your purposes to you and live them. When you do, you will prosper and flourish; living the life you are meant to live.

Pray: God, show me my purposes in life. Help me reach my full potential in You and for You. In the name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.