I am... A World Changer (week 2)

Lock

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UNLOCK POTENTIAL

                Locks are part of our lives. They’re used to keep us secure at night, they’re used to guard valuables, and we even lock our phones to keep information safe. By all accounts, locks are safe. However; there are locks in our lives that are not safe. They are the self imposed locks that keep our God given potential caged.

All the potential in the world means nothing unless you do something with it. Every person has potential, but few learn how to use it in an impactful way. God placed enough potential in you to make a massive difference in the world, but that potential lies stored until you decide to unlock it. In you there is a great potential to do great good or great harm, and it is with God’s help that you can release your best potential and make an impact in the world.

 So how do you release your best potential? Serve. You get to serve God who is our Master. The neat thing about serving God is that you don’t serve because you must, you serve because you love him so much  that you can’t help but express that love through serving. You love to serve Him! The more you love him the more you serve him and in turn, the more your potential becomes unlocked.  

The more you serve, the more you love and the more potential that is unlocked.

Read and underline the verses on below in your Bible. Write any verses that jump out at you on some paper or a journal, so you don’t forget them.

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LOOK DEEPER

Read and underline the verses on the following page in your Bible.

Mark 10:41-45 (MSG)

Jesus got them together to settle things down. “You’ve observed how godless rulers throw their weight around,” he said, “and when people get a little power how quickly it goes to their heads. It’s not going to be that way with you. Whoever wants to be great must become a servant. Whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave. That is what the Son of Man has done: He came to serve, not to be served—and then to give away his life in exchange for many who are held hostage.

Isaiah 49:1-3 (NLT)

Listen to me, O coastlands, and give attention, you peoples from afar.
The Lord called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name.2 He made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow; in his quiver he hid me away. 3 And he said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.” of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Romans 8:31 (CSV)

What should we say then? Since God is for us, who can be against us?


PERSONAL REFLECTION

  • In your opinion, how does serving increase your potential?

  • Were there any words that jumped out at you from the scriptures you read?

  • What would change if you fully realized that serving helps you grow closer to God?

  • Take a few moments to reflect and thank God for growing you through serving and for serving opportunities.

     

 

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