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Hello my name is Jerral Campfield and this web site is dedicated to Moral Recognition Therapy using Biblical principles. Please come back often to join me in understanding Gods hands are outstretched still to forgive.

Achieving Your Potential Part 9  E-mail
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Saturday, 04 March 2006

ACHIEVING YOUR POTENTIAL PART 9

Can we see the importance of self denial and subduing the flesh in order to achieve our potential? The strongest verse in the Bible I think is Col 3:5 (KJV) 5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: To Mortify is taking the natural urges of man and resisting those areas that will sooner or latter destroy our character.

That is the reason we need to know what to lock on to, positives and lock out the negative areas of our life. Once we lock on to a principle, opinion, belief, or an attitude, we find it difficult to see or understand the truth of Gods Word. It is not what I think is the truth, or we develop scotomas, or blind spots, to new information. This then makes change difficult because of past experiences, and when the Lord wants to bless us in every area of our lives we canít accept that truth.

Notice the attachment to friends, vocation, social prejudices, life styles, and habits some times cause no growth. That is the reason we need to choose our friends wisely, are they going to bless us, or damage our reputation?

What is very important is to see the things that we need to lock out, that hinder us from seeing the truth. List them: 

Now look for some areas you need to lock onto, in your personal life, vocation, and social life. List them:

It is very important to stretch your self to new goals, new ideas in order to grow to your potential. The clearer and vividly one imagines things in your NEW life environment, with frequent repetitions and emotional impacts, the stronger and more real the picture on the subconscious will rise. Want reality? You can have it, as you desire the Lord and wait upon Him. Imagine the positive change when we realize we need help and call upon the Lord for salvation. John 3:1-21 gives us a picture of becoming more and more like the Lord, when I let Him rule and reign over my life. I then realize its not me, it's God living in me for that positive expectation of change. Cor 5:17 (KJV) 17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. Note, it is as I accept God Will for my life, I have victory over all the things that bind me up, preventing me from reaching my potential. Lets understand, it is something I choose to do, follow the Lord and He then changes me from within, to without and others can see my performance. I am clean!!! As I wash in the Blood of the Lamb daily. Are you mentally and emotionally prepared for the change the Lord wants you to enjoy? Heb 1:8-13 (NKJV)  But to the Son He says: "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your Kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions."
10 And: "You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
11 They will perish, but You remain; And they will all grow old like a garment;
12 Like a cloak You will fold them up, And they will be changed. But You are the same, And Your years will not fail."
13 But to which of the angels has He ever said: "Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool"?

There are many things in Gods Word we need to lock on to. Note the beatitudes in Matthew 5:3 -7:27. What a study that will give one the ability to see the big picture the Lord painted for us as He began His ministry. Colossians 3 and Philippians 3: 4-20 need to be put into practice, stretching ourselves to new goals, and ideas, in order to grow, and growth is change.

 What motivates you, the constructive areas of your life, or the destructive areas? One of the results of bondages and addictions is it makes one restrictive, just canít do what we want. Nothing is magical, or mystical about learning more potential, no great secrets, just plain hard work.

The matter of constructive motivation is I want to, rather than I have to, which is restrictive. My Prayer is, that we would want to serve the Lord, and obey Him as we see the pay value. It produces happiness and success, regardless of the circumstance. That is the reason a Christian can pray and help even his enemies. We need to move toward, work toward, achieving our potential every day of our lives.

Next week we will continue the thought, "What Motivates You?"


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