Edwin Louis Cole will always be remembered as probably the most effective minister to men all over the world. His works touched millions of lives, both men and women even more since he went on to be with the Lord. This post is a book review of one of his greatest books titled, “The Power of Potential”. Many people today don’t believe they can amount to anything significant in life.
In spite of a difficult upbringing, limitations, health challenges, lack of resources and other obstacles you can think of you can still become great in your area of expertise. Potential is so powerful that it can never be denied its manifestation when you put your mind to turning your life into a masterpiece.
There are so many life changing lessons you will get from this book and we are just going to share a few excerpts from the book that you can begin to apply today. Here are 4 of the lessons:
Meditation in God’s Word is the matrix of creativity
To develop your potential to the fullest it is absolutely a must to spend time meditating on God’s Word. It takes time to develop wisdom and holiness. When you look at the men and women in the Bible that God used to do great things they went through a process of consecration to be prepared for the work ahead. It is in these times that God shares strategies with you not known by other people.
God can only use a holy and consecrated person to be a reflection of His glory. It is very important to Him because it’s not just the talent and gifts He’s interested in. God cares more about the condition of your heart. Spend time in His presence and studying the Word and He will reveal to you things you may not have known otherwise.
Faith and fear both attract
A life principle I learned a few years ago is that, “What you focus on the longest becomes the strongest.” Everyone has varying levels of faith and fear in their lives. The difference between the winners and losers is that winners feed their faith more than their fears while losers do the opposite – they feed their fears more than their faith.
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” ~ Romans 10:17
People that realize their potential do have fears too but they choose to focus on what the Word of God says about their lives. God can do anything in your life but He is only limited by the level of your faith in Him. Without faith it is impossible to please Him.
Words are the expression of our lives
What you believe about yourself is revealed in the words that you speak over your life. Your words have the power to determine the direction that your life takes.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” ~ Proverbs 18:21
Your actions alone don’t determine your success. Your level of faith in God’s ability is equally important. Without faith your actions tend to amount to very little. Declare God’s promises over your life and refuse to allow negative circumstances to define who you are. You can do all things through Christ who gives you the strength.
The place of agreement is the place of power
You are only as powerful as far as you accept God’s commandments and abide by them. When you are not in alignment with God you have no power to carry out your life’s purpose and make an impact in the world. On the other hand when you agree with God no obstacle is too big for you to overcome and no task is too big to carry out.
Doors you may not have seen before begin to open up for you to impact the lives of other people and bring glory to God, the author and finisher of your faith. Choose to agree with God today and your life will go to a whole new level.
There are many more lessons not shared in this book review so get yourself a copy of the book, learn the concepts, apply them and your life will change for the better.