Joyce Meyer Daily Devotionals Developing Your Potential


Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but [only] one receives the prize? So run [your race] that you may lay hold [of the prize] and make it yours.

— 1 Corinthians 9:24 (AMPC)

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JUNE 15, 2021

Developing Your Potential

From the book Closer to God Each Day - by Joyce Meyer

When we draw close to God, choosing to shed fear and self-doubt, we can develop our potential and succeed at being all God intended us to be. But we cannot develop our potential if we fear failure. We will be so afraid of failing or making mistakes that it will prevent us from stepping out.

I often see people who have great potential, and yet when opportunities and promotions are offered them, they quickly turn them down. In many cases, they are insecure and unaware of how much they could accomplish if they would only step out in faith, knowing God is with them.

When we are insecure, frequently we will stay with what is safe and familiar rather than taking a chance on stepping out and failing. We avoid accepting greater responsibility because we feel we aren’t ready—but the truth is that none of us is ever ready. However, God is always ready, and when He begins to move in your life, you can know that He will equip you with what you need at the time you need it.

Prayer Starter: Father, help me to always step out in faith, rather than play it safe! Amen.


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