“God is not influenced by outward appearances; neither is His power diminished by seemingly impossible obstacles.
The apostle Paul learned the importance of looking beyond what is immediately visible and evident. Although he encountered many situations that seemed to stand in the way of his mission to share the good news of Jesus with those outside the Jewish world, he persevered by focusing on His God-given task and by relying on the Holy Spirit to guarantee the completion of God’s plans. Thus, Paul testified, “[I] live by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7).
Your ability to unleash your potential is tied to your willingness to consistently live from God’s perspective, which saw Paul the apostle in Saul the murderer. He created you to share His viewpoint. If you allow the obstacles that clutter your “path and the expectations of others to discourage you and to send you on time and energy-consuming detours, your God-given talents and abilities will be wasted. Learning to function by looking beyond what you now see to what is yet possible is an important key to releasing your potential. You must resolve to live by faith.
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