After realizing that abundant life is using your fullest potential before God, probably, you might want to ask how can you achieve your fullest potential.
Where can you find it?
Is your fullest potential something that you learn in school through a college degree?
Do you need to enroll in the world’s most popular and best universities to gain it?
You probably grew up in a society where the common and prevailing thought and norm is that having a college diploma is one’s ticket to success. Furthermore, getting a master’s degree or specializing through a doctoral program adds to your potential in getting better opportunities.
In the “commonest” sense, this is true because indeed a person who has attained the highest educational degree, usually gets the accolades, recognition and opportunity. More so, when that person has achieved so much.
However, there are those who have not even finished high school but were able to gain knowledge through practical life situations. They have achieved greatly more than what a person with Ph.D. has achieved.
I am not saying that education is not important. In fact, I would like to emphasize that it is only through education that one learns how to meet his or her fullest potential.
The difference is acquiring knowledge through formal and informal means. Definitely, how to gain one’s fullest potential is not the monopoly of colleges and universities.
You might have attained all the academic degrees in the world but you will still end up failing to carry out your fullest potential because simply you don’t have a personal mission in life.
My personal quest to gain my fullest potential before the Lord has taught me that knowing your personal mission in life is very primary. When one has discovered his or her mission in life, especially at an early age, you will be driven with so much enthusiasm in fulfilling what you wanted to do. You have that zest to pursue diligently what you wanted to do.
I had a chance to talk to two upcoming college freshmen of Central Philippine University. I learned they wanted to take up the nursing course because of their parents’ desire. They revealed that deep inside, if they had a choice, they wanted to excel in the arts because they have passion for writing, speaking, and acting.
While I don’t see anything wrong with parents influencing strongly their kids in choosing their career, I am concerned when parents would influence their children’s course by economy and not by their kid’s mission in life.
I believe in the sacredness of supporting children meet the full potential that God has reserved for them. I suggest that parents must take time to help guide their children to discover their mission in life.
I have been through situations before when I have to wonder and wander what will I do in life because I don’t know what my mission in life is.
When I met life’s crossroads, I would just readily choose any direction that I think was right. I never decided by a life mission serving as my road map to where I am going.
I realized that it was only when I discovered and firmed up my mission in life that I was able to pursue confidently my passion and meet my fullest potential before God.
Wondering and wandering about how to do your fullest potential? Get to know your mission…right now!