REACHING YOUR POTENTIAL Use It! Don’t Lose It!
I came across the story of an odd incident that occurred with an Australian youth who suffered a concussion while serving with the armed forces in Korea. At the time of his injury, the young man was 5 feet 4 1⁄2 inches tall. The blow started strange reactions within this soldier’s body so that he began to grow … to an amazing 6 feet, 3 1⁄2 inches high!
“The case of the Australian soldier is very strange,” says Roy Smith. “But there are innumerable instances of people who never grow to reach their full intellectual and spiritual stature until after they suffer some terrible blow.” “Let’s Think Thanks” by Roy L. Smith.
Some people may never grow in reaching their full potential and spiritual stature until they suffer a diffcult blow.
SOMETIMES IT TAKES A BLOW TO HELP US HELPS US GROW
Abraham & Sarah suffered the blow of infertility 27 long years. Joseph suffered the blow injustice and the abuse of power. Moses, the blow of murder. He was a felon who had to fee Egypt. David suffered the blow of 21 kill attempts by King Saul.
Paul suffered blow after blow by a messenger from Satan sent to buffet him.
Jesus our Lord, suffered the most lethal blow at Calvary.
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
1 John 4:4 (NKJV)
WHAT BLOW HAVE YOU SUFFERED? TAKE IT, ABSORB IT, AND BY GOD’S GRACE GROW FROM IT!!! SOMETIMES IT TAKES A BLOW TO HELP US HELPS US GROW!
I share that to encourage you. EVERY LIFE HAS TO ABSORB BLOWS from time to time. Are you reaching your full potential as a follower of Jesus Christ? WHEN LIFE HITS YOU HARD, HIT BACK!!!!!!!!!
Just a thought, Carl Toti
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