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MAXIMIZE YOUR POTENTIAL :BE ALL THAT GOD WANTS YOU TO BE

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Sermon shared by Dr. Stanley Vasu

June 2001
Summary: This sermon is about how beleivers can make their lives to be useful to the Kingdom of God and live very fruitful lives in this world.
Denomination: Pentecostal
Audience: Believer adults
MAXIMIZE YOUR POTENTIAL :BE ALL THAT GOD WANTS YOU TO BE

OUTLINE

1.INCLINATION
2.INSPIRATION
3.INFLUENCE
4.INNOVATION
5.INITIATIVE
6.INSTRUCTION
7.INTERCESSION

THE MESSAGE

MAXIMIZE YOUR POTENTIAL :BE ALL THAT GOD WANTS YOU TO BE

1.INCLINATION
Romans 12:6-8
We can maximize our potential when we allow our natural giftings and inclinations to develop and mature.God has placed in each one of us unique gifts and talents and we find our highest place of usefulness when we use these gifts for His glory.We should not try to imitate somebody else who may have a different gifting from ours.

2.INSPIRATION
Acts 11:12,17
We can maximize our potential when we get our inspiration from God. Peter preached to the Gentiles under the direction of God even though many other apostles misunderstood him.We should not allow the fear of man to prevent us from obeying God and fulfiling His destiny in our lives.

3.INFLUENCE
Acts 4:13 Psalm 1:1-3
We can maximize our potential when allow only positive influences in our life. The apostles had unusual boldness through their asociation with Jesus.We should avoid coming under the influence of negative people such as murmurmers,critics,doubters,fearful,rebellious etc.Negative people have never achieved anything in their life.They only find fault and are envious of those who have achieved something .If we want to maximize our potential when must be careful to be under positive influence.

4.INNOVATION
Mark 2:3-5
We can maximize our potential when we are innovative.The friends of the paralytic man found an innovative way to reach Jesus by opening the roof.We should not give up when the natural ways and doors are closed.We should become innovative and find new ways of doing things and increasing our usefulness.

5.INITIATIVE
Ecclesiastes 11:4,6
We can maximize our potential when we take the initiative and not wait for someone to push us.Jesus took the initiative to go through the cities and villages preaching the gospel.He did not wait for somebody to encourage Him or push Him forward.We can maximize our potential if we are willing to take the initiative to make ourselves useful to the kingdom of God.

6.INSTRUCTION
Proverbs 11:4
We can maximize our potential when we receive instruction in areas where we are ignorant. There may be many areas where we are ignorant and we should not hesitate to receive counsel from competent people who have experience and expertise in those areas where we are ignorant.Otherwise we will waste time and resources struggling in areas where we are ignorant.We can maximize our potential by receiving timely instruction.

7.INTERCESSION
James 5:16-18
We can maximize our potential when our efforts are undergirded by prayer.A farmer ploughs the field but he still needs the rain to get his harvest.In the same way all our labours will go in vain if we do not receive the showers of Godís blessing through our fervent prayers.The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.We can maximize our potential by undergirding our efforts with prayers and intercessions.

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