What is keeping you from living up to your fullest potential?

Proverbs 18:16 (KJV)
A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

1 Peter 4:10 (KJV)
10  As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

God has put a gift or talent in every person that the world will make room for.

It is this gift that will enable you to fulfill your purpose.

It will make a way for you in life. It is in exercising this gift that you will find real fulfillment, purpose, and contentment in your work.

It is interesting to note that the Bible does not say that a man’s education makes room for him, but that his gift does.

Somehow we have swallowed the idea that education is the key to success. Our families and societies have reinforced this idea to us, but we will have to change our perspective if we are to be truly successful.

Education is not the key to success.

Don’t misunderstand me. I believe in education. However, if education were the key to success, then everyone who has a Ph.D. would be financially secure and happy.

 If you’re educated but have not developed your talent, you’re likely going to be depressed, frustrated, and tired.

 It is your gift that is the key to your success.

There are many things in life you can be good at but through your area of giftedness you can become great.

Here is another nugget to learn. You can discover your gift in life and still not be great at it. You will maximize that gift once you ask God to ignite it.

Jeremiah the prophet said 20:9,  
Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.

You need the fire to exercise your gift(s).

Once your soul is set on fire you don’t need as much assistance or material to be successful.

Pray today that the Lord will send the Fire of the Holy Ghost into your life to motive you to do his will.

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