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  • Writer's pictureTrisha L. Carter

What It Means To Die Empty

There is potential on the inside of you waiting to be released.

For the past few weeks, I have been reading the book, 'Understanding Your Potential' by Dr. Myles Munroe which helps the reader to recognize and understand the potential they have within them. Through this book, I have come to realize the importance of knowing what your potential is. This potential is good for nothing, if it does not move from the inside of us to the outside to create change and bring a difference to the world we live in today. 

As I read this book, the concept of dying empty became real to me and struck a heart string within. God created each of us for a reason and a purpose. Within each of us, He has placed the potential to be like Him, do what He does and say what He says. He created us in His image (Genesis 1:26-27). Within us, is the potential to do greater works than Jesus did (John 14:12-14). As a result of this, our time on earth is for a greater purpose and a bigger picture.

Potential has died with so many people who have gone before us. These people may have had the solution for a problem but were never able to realize this potential for a number of reasons. These reasons could include fear and pride. It is important for us to understand our potential and the calling upon our lives. If we do not understand it, we would never be fully everything that we were created to be. 

Dying empty is using all the potential within to bring change and revival to our nations for the glory of God. As the light and the salt of the world, men should see our good works and glorify our Father. It's all for the glory of God.

In order for us to use our potential, we should know what we are called to do. What are you good at? What are your passions and your desires? What do you love to do? Are you an excellent writer? Then write a book. Are you a passionate dancer? Then choreography and teach dance. Are you a musician? Then compose melodies and sounds that would create change. Just do it! Don't be afraid! Just run with it! Create a plan, set goals and act! Your passions ignite a pursuit within or rather potential within. When you know what your passions are, find ways to develop and pursue them. Turn your potential into a reality. 

How unfortunate it would be, if we never fully attained everything we were designed to do during our time here on earth. How unfortunate it would be, if we were like that servant who didn't use his talent but rather hid it because of fear (Matthew 25:14-30). We want to be good stewards of what God has given us. We want to give a good account at the end of our days. We want to die empty.

Is there potential on the inside of you that you are afraid to release? Do you have gifts that you aren't using and putting on the back burner? Are you procrastinating and not doing the task at hand? It's time to understand your potential and use it for His glory.

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Watercolor Leaves
Watercolor Leaves
Watercolor Leaves
Watercolor Leaves
Project - Drawing 16751947507097106449.p
Watercolor Leaves
Project - Drawing 16751947507097106449.p

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