Make full use of your potential.

We must have come across or read about people that had a lot of opportunites, talent and potential but yet failed to maximize them or make full use of them. One of such people with tremendous potential is the Biblical Samson. Born as a result of God’s plan to do a great work for God and deliver His people. However, he wasted his potential because of wrong association and lack of self control. Self-control is crucial and many fall for lack of it. A reporter once asked the great evangelist, D. L. Moody, which people give him the most trouble. He answered immediately, “I’ve had more trouble with D. L. Moody than any man alive.” The first thing in Moody and many great men that made full use of their potential is that the first victory they won was over themselves. Apart from self-control, to make full use of our potential, we must continue to aim high, become a better ‘us’ and exceed expectations. But what if we have wasted our potential. What should we do? Like Samson, we should go back to God, repent and start over. In the end he recognized his dependence on God and eventually, he was listed in the “Faith Hall of Fame” as one of those “who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises.”