Taking a giant leap
You will need to stretch and make maximum use of your God-given potentials. You will need to dare the impossible, without the fear of failure.
“Then we turned and set out for the wilderness by the way of the Red Sea, just as the Lord had told me; and we circled Mount Seir for many days.
And the Lord spoke to me, saying, ‘You have circled this mountain long enough; [turn northward, and command the people, saying, “You are passing through the territory of your brothers the sons of Esau (the Edomites), who live in Seir; and they will be afraid of you.
So be very careful; do not provoke them, for I will not give you any of their land, not even as little as a footstep, because I have given Mount Seir to Esau as a possession.
You shall buy food from them with money so that you may [have something to] eat, and you shall also buy water from them with money so that you may [have something to] drink.
For the Lord your God has blessed you in all that you have done; He has known about your wanderings through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing.” Deuteronomy 2:1-7
‘Now arise, continue on, and go through the valley of the Arnon. Look, I have handed over to you Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land. Begin! Take possession [of it] and fight with him in battle. Deuteronomy 2:24
God has a glorious and divine destination for Israel, just like He has for all His children. God’s plan for His children is that of prosperity, not of disaster (Jer 29:11GB). Our God is a Big God, so His plans for His children are big. A big God will not have a small plan.
As at the time God told Israelites to advance, where they were was good, but God had the best prepared for them. Good is one of the enemies of Better and Best. (Deuteronomy 2:7)
But the path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day. Prov 4:18
God told Israel, “There is more in you.” He told them they could not settle for the least, when they were destined for the Best. God doesn’t want you to short-change your life. He wants you to go for all that He has for you, nothing less.
Unlimited potential is buried within every man. God’s investment in your life is huge, so you cannot afford to live below your God-given potentials. You can’t afford to under-explore your God-given potentials.
God wants you to stretch and go for all that He has for you. God told them “You’ve been here for too long.” He is saying the same to you today that you have dwelt on this level for too long.
It’s time to break the camp you have built around all your accomplishment, and advance for greater accomplishments. You have to break out of your comfort-zone and move ahead to the place of your maximum potentials.
Not that I have already obtained it (this goal of being Christ-like) or have already been made perfect, but I actively press on so that I may take hold of that [perfection] for which Christ Jesus took hold of me and made me His own.
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have made it my own yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the [heavenly] prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:12-14 AMP
What you have done is only a mere fraction of what you are destined to do. Something much bigger and better awaits you. Don’t let where you’ve been alter where God is taking you. Where you are now may be better than where you were before, but where you are now is not as good as where God is taking you.
God does not want His children to live below their potentials. God wants your performance to keep stretching to match your potentials. He desires that your performance keeps improving to match your God-given potentials. This is the secret of highly effective people— they keep stretching to make maximum use of their God-given potentials.
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