WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO MANIFEST?
To manifest means to display, exhibit, showcase, etc.
It also means doing your work with Grace and Excellence.
Psalm 92:12-14 says, “The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree. He shall be fruitful, useful and shall bring forth fruit in old age”.
The question now is: Are you useful, productive or profitable? Do you bring something useful to the table?
WHAT IS A POTENTIAL?
This question means whether you have Abilities, Qualities, Values, Gifts, Talents or Skills.
Your potential is your relevance to the world.
God is the giver of Grace and Glory, (Psalms 84:11). He can give you that grace you need to manifest your potentials.
l will not ask you if you have potential. Because certainly, you have a potential.
The other questions are:
What are your potentials?
Are you manifesting them?
MANIFESTING YOUR POTENTIAL
You need to discover your potentials first, before you can manifest them.
There are steps you need to take for you to enjoy life comfortably, pay your bills with ease, etc.
-Manifesting your potential is one those steps to a good life.
The questions now are:
How do l manifest those God-Given potentials so as to live blissfully on earth?
Can l make those dreams of mine become a reality?
STEPS TO MANIFESTING YOUR POTENTIAL
I will use the acronym “ACB” to describe them. They are:
– Conquer your fears
– Believe you can succeed
Let’s look at these 3 STEPS one after the other.
- TAKE ACTION:- The secret of getting ahead or getting manifested is getting started, by taking a serious action today.
The sooner you take action, the sooner you will begin to manifest your potential.
And the time to take that action is NOW.
Those dreams, aspirations, potentials, talents, skills, etc. will never show until you manifest them, win, showcase them and make them known. Otherwise, they will be wasting there in your mind and if anything happens to you accidentally, for instance death, that means, all those potentials will be buried without manifesting them. Such, is what l call “A WASTED LIFE”.
You should not come to this life just to exist. Instead, you should live also. Why will you come to life just to stay and go unnoticed? Why not shake the world a little. Your presence needs to be felt. You ought to impact and touch lives through your God-Given potentials. The lives you have lived and positive impact that you created should be felt even after your soul has returned to God.
The End of Solomon Grundy
There is this song that people always sing which goes like this: He was—
Born on a Monday
Christened on a Tuesday
Married on a Wednesday
Took ill on a Thursday
Illness got worse on a Friday
Died on a Saturday
Buried on a Sunday
And that was the end of SOLOMON GRUNDY. There are great potentials in each and every one of you. Please, Discover, Maximize and Manifest them.
You are very lucky to encounter the unfolding truths about this Manifesting your God-Given Potential while you are still alive.
Majority of those who walked this earth never had the opportunity to hear this truth.
Some that knew it are either too busy or scared to believe, thereby denying themselves the opportunity to get liberated.
Please, humble yourself and put all these lessons learnt into practice.
Look inward and challenge your potential to manifest.
Do not be a spectator in this world.
IS THERE ANYTHING WRONG IF
- We watch the movie that you either acted in or produced?
- Read a book that was written by you?
- Eat the food that you prepared as a caterer?
- Listen to the music that you either sang or produced? Etc.
It is my belief that there is nothing wrong in being able to personally pay your bills with ease,
– Send your children to the schools of your choice whether they will get qualitative education or not.
– Living in your own house instead of paying house rent year after year.
– Have enough money in your pocket to take care of the needs of your family like going for vacation from time to time.
The problem is that most people don’t want to start taking action.
Starting where you are is the surest step to manifesting your potential.
Please, you need to come out of your shell.
Arise and shine (Isaiah 60).
Expand, blow out, deliver that potential. It is long overdue.
Your brain, mind, heart have tried to keep within you those good talents. Release them.
Bring them out for the world to see, enjoy and give thanks to God on your behalf.
Your Music to the world;
Writing to the world;
Cooking Skills to the world;
Your dancing styles, drawing, etc. should be showcased to the world
- CONQUER YOUR FEARS:- It is impossible to Manifest your Potential, if you allow your thoughts to be overcome by fear.
Fear is a trap and you must be determined to conquer it.
Always put your fears behind you and your dreams in front of you.
Kill that fear that is limiting you.
Let go of self-limiting thoughts about yourself.
Who says you cannot be rich?
Where is it written that you cannot be prominent, profitable and fulfilled in life?
What God has said upon you matters most and should be your strength.
He said in 3 John 1:2 that you will prosper.
Therefore, you can be all that you want to be in life through Christ that strengthens you.
HOW CAN YOU ACHIEVE THIS? Through your God-Given potentials.
Prov. 18:16 says, “A man’s gift / talent / potential, makes way for him and brings him before prominent people”
3. BELIEVE YOU CAN SUCCEED:- This is a necessity for anyone who wants to manifest his/her potentials.
What do you believe in?
Which report are you taking? People’s negative report about you or God’s own report?
What do you feel about yourself?
Is the passion / zeal to succeed driving you?
You must believe in yourself first, before people can believe in you. Believing in yourself is the secret to success. So, where do you sense God’s Divine Grace and Glory upon your life? In your hands, legs, mouth, brain, etc.? Add DILIGENCE to it and POVERTY will leave you. “Do you see a man diligent in his work, he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men. (Prov. 22:29).
Something happened in 1 Kings 18:30-44 about believing. Elijah believed totally in God that he will accept his offering.After pouring 4 jars of water on the burnt offering and the wood for the first, second and third time, he prayed and his sacrifice was accepted. He asked Ahab to go up and eat then look towards the sea, but his servant saw nothing. Elijah asked him to go for 7 times.
Behold, what the servant called little turned into a downpour. Tell me what would have happened if Elijah had given up? We have a progressive God. To progress, you must manifest. The lord shall increase you more and more. (Psalms. 115:14).
Yes, the beginning may seem small. But BELIEVE, and your latter years would greatly increase (Job 8:7).
It will be done for you as you have believed. (Math 8:13).
If you believe everything will be negative for you, you will start seeing negative things. But, if you believe it will be positive, surely, it will be positive for you. You are what you think you are. Start trusting God and believing the best. Then, watch as things work out for you according to your faith.
EXAMPLES OF THOSE THAT MANIFESTED THEIR POTENTIALS IN THE BIBLE
DAVID: – He was a humble shepherd that became king of Israel. He was not born into Royalty, but his potential took him there, (1 Sam.16:17).
JOSEPH:- He manifested his potential in the prison by interpreting a dream, and he was set free, and also made a king, (Gen. 37:11-14).
PAUL & SILAS:- They were arrested, flogged and imprisoned for causing public nuisance, but they started manifesting their potentials by praying and singing and they were set free, (Acts 16:16-40).
RACHEL:- She exhibited her potential by taking care of her father’s flock and she was able to find her dream man, (Gen. 29:9-30).
Ladies, you cannot sit at home hiding and expect your Prince charming to meet you.
Please, get up; get to work by Manifesting your Potential. That was how Rachel attracted Jacob, her husband.
When you Manifest your Potential, you will be sought for.
Imagine what made a man (Jacob) to work for 7 years and felt like he just worked for only 7 days. All because of Rachel’s skill / potential. She added value.
Jacob did not pay for Leah’s bride price. They gave her to him as a bonus.
That’s why Jacob has no respect for her and her children. Therefore, Jacob, sent them as his entourage when he was going to meet his brother Esau.
Even after marriage, Leah was still begging and buying attention of her husband. Whereas, Rachel was in total control of Jacob.
Hear this, anywhere, you find yourself; always endeavour to bring something to the table. Do not be a bench warmer in a gathering. Contribute positively. Be like the 5 wise Virgins that had extra oil with them.
EXAMPLES OF THOSE THAT MANIFESTED THEIR POTENTIALS IN THIS WORLD
JEFF BEZOS: – The owner of Amazon and the current richest man in the world. With a net worth of more than 200 billion dollars He made his fortune from his online retail business called Amazon.
J. K. ROWLING: – The richest Author in the world with a net worth of about $1 billion dollars. You can see the profitability of writing. (With her terrible background, broken and brutalized by her husband. She found succor in writing).
MARK ELLIOT ZUCKERBERG: – He left college to concentrate on his website. He founded Facebook in his college room while he was at Harvard University. (Are you a student and are complaining of no shop? But you have a room. What matters most is not the location but manifesting your potential)
Bill Gates:- (Software Developer who co-founded Microsoft and made computers easily accessible today).
Steve Jobs:- A designer who helped to create Apple, currently the most capitalized company in the world).
And many others
So you can see that, you are much greater than you think you are.
Just give yourself a trial and see what you will become.
LIFE BECOMES USELESS WHEN YOU REFUSE TO SEE THE USEFULNESS OF YOUR POTENTIALS.
AND A GOOD, IMPACTFUL & FULFILLING LIFE COMES THROUGH POTENTIALS THAT ARE MANIFESTED.
I URGE YOU TODAY, Manifest your Potential and live happily on earth.
God bless you.