Hello to my FFF’s (Fellow Fasting Friends),
A word that I have written on my fridge whiteboard is “Potential”. A month ago I was reading an article in a magazine and this word jumped off the page at me, so I wrote it down. A few weeks later I was reading a book about a Holocaust survivor. In the book, the author stated the thing that troubled her most of the many that were exterminated was - the loss of their potential. Of course, that statement had my attention and I have been seeking God to expound on this word. I want to share with you some of what I have learned and how it applies to this 21 day fast. Potential means, “the capacity to become or develop into something in the future.”
What is potential? It is your unused strengths; Your hidden talents; Your untapped abilities; Your dormant desires; Your capped capabilities. Read with me Gen 15:5 He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” I encourage you to review this whole story of Abraham, but the point I want to make is God had to get Abraham outside of his tent so he could see things from Gods perspective. Inside his tent was his wife, who was reminding him they were childless. Also, in his tent he was surrounded by things he had made, he saw his strengths, talents and his inabilities. It was not until God had him remove himself from these influences and reminders that Abraham was able to believe God, and it was credited to him as righteousness. I believe God will use this 21-day fast to get us out of our “tents” and see things
from His perspective and see our Potential. Use this time to remove yourself from influences that pull you from God, to stop looking at last year and your accomplishments and also possibly your failures.
Your potential is greater than what you see with your own eyes, look up at the stars. The creator of those stars wants to create thru you. In closing remember what the star creator has said. Eph 3:20 - “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.”
Be Blessed My FFF’s,
Pastor Duane | New Life