Your Spiritual Potential

There resides in you a greater spiritual potential than you have yet to imagine. The God who created all things created you. When He created you, He placed in you the potential to reach heights only He could imagine, and only He could help you reach.

God’s plans for you are bigger than your dreams and better than you can imagine. “Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory…” (Ephesians 3:20-21 AMP).

There is a spiritual potential for your life that can revolutionize the way you live. It would be a life in which the fruits of the Holy Spirit would be ever-growing fuller within you. Your heart would be full, and your mind would be set free of all that might frustrate you in this world.

Squandered potential is the tragedy of what could have been. It is emptiness unfulfilled with fullness sitting idly by. Your potential is not the limit of you but the unlimited power of the Holy Spirit that dwells within you. “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you” (Acts 1:8 NKJV).

You cannot reach your spiritual potential by your efforts but by your surrender. Your potential is beyond your ability and can only be achieved by the power of the Holy Spirit within you. The harder you try, the further you will be from all that God has for you.

Our spiritual potential remains buried beneath any of our natural selves that we refuse to die to. “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit” (Romans 8:5 NKJV).

The spiritual life that God has for you is not one where you might be on display above others. Rather it is a life that is humbly set before your Father who is in heaven. The world will not understand you, but God will always be with you, and your life will be a blessing to the kingdom.

The more humbly you walk with the Lord, the less you need to impress those around you. “He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8 NKJV).

Your spiritual potential is not measured in gifts God might give you, but in all the ways you have surrendered to Him. The more of yourself you give to Him, the more He gives Himself to you. The more filled you are with God, the less you can be full of yourself.

It is one thing to know about God, and quite another to be filled with God. “to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:19 NKJV).

The spiritual life God wants you to live is one that is always relying upon Him. It is when you are weak that His strength will fill you, and it is when you are foolish that you will gain His wisdom. The more you try to be strong and wise on your own, the less you will be.

The problem is never that you are not strong enough but that you are not weak enough. Natural strength is the hindrance to spiritual power. The Lord told Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJV). There is no limit to the power of Christ in you, but you.

Your spiritual potential is meant to serve others and not elevate you over them. Spiritual heights can only be reached by a natural lowliness about you. The more you kneel down, the higher God can take you. The lower you are, the higher you will be.

In the kingdom, your stature is determined by how low you will kneel. “Humble yourselves [feeling very insignificant] in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you [He will lift you up and make your lives significant]” (James 4:10 AMPC).

The spiritual potential for you is nothing less than the fullness of the Holy Spirit within you. You can be so filled and so full that you’ll start to overflow to those around you. There will be an anointing upon you, an anointing within you, and an anointing that touches those who get anywhere near you.

Once you are filled with the Holy Spirit, your life will never be the same. Father God promised, “I will put my Spirit inside you and cause you to live by my laws, respect my rulings and obey them” (Ezekiel 36:27 CJB).

Never doubt what the Lord can do with you. He can do beyond what you think possible and what you think you may deserve. It is not a matter of how much you want it but a matter of whether you will surrender and let Him change you. Surrendering requires you to stop your efforts.

You will do more of God’s work not by striving more but by surrendering more. Jesus taught, “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5 NLT).

Ask God to help you reach your spiritual potential. Pray that He will help you surrender. Allow yourself to sometimes fail in your journey, knowing He will pick you up along the way. You don’t have to prove yourself but only wait in humility for Him to prove to you what He has in store for your life.

You’re one prayer away from a new life. “For this reason I am telling you, whatever things you ask for in prayer [in accordance with God’s will], believe [with confident trust] that you have received them, and they will be given to you” (Mark 11:24 AMP).

Blessings to you,

Paul Balius

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