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Published on Jun 27, 2012

In "Desire, Potential And Goal Setting," some fundamentals of an effective life are unfolded. An effective and satisfying life comes from a strong desire that places a demand on your potential to meet a worthy goal. This protects you from all the distractions and advertisements of life that waste your time and pour your incredible potential down the drain. A vital summary is included below.

We are potential beings which means we are people of possibility. The tremendous potential God has placed within us to be what we ought to be and do what we ought to do must be channeled properly. Desire focuses your potential properly because true desire is wanting something so bad you are willing to sacrifice for it and fight for it. In other words, a burning desire is committing to a goal and cutting off all other possibilities. Desire protects your awesome value as a fruitful child of God by consistently placing a demand upon your potential towards a worthy goal.

You are made in the image of God to uniquely express God in a particular time and place with talents and gifts that no one else can match. You are a masterpiece. No great artist ever tries to reproduce his work and God is the same. You are one of a kind just like every snowflake or fingerprint is different. Understand your value so you will not waste it or destroy it.

People without strong desires to meet worthy goals are dangerous to themselves and others. The distractions of life and the endless advertisements of media overtake them and they die stillborn with their awesome potential unexpressed or wasted away. They can get into all sorts of trouble and drag others into it because they are far too open. They are like cars without steering wheels. Every stone or bump in the road sends them in a different direction. Life will simply knock you out without a desire to focus you. Christ said narrow is the way and broad is the road to the wasting of your potential. Everything fights for you because your potential is precious and you are important.

Live to glorify God or help people or become the best you or help orphans or something! Refuse to live without a desire so strong that you are willing to sacrifice all the distraction for the attainment of it. Press into God until you realize God's desires in your own heart. The distractions and the temptations of life will not go away and neither will the demands. So what will you do?

You can either have a goal or a definitive place to focus your potential, time, energy and resources or you can be open to a lot of temptation and fail to meet the demands. Distraction and the endless advertisements of life will provide you a goal if you do not have one. Your potential is a vast power that needs a goal to flow towards or else it will flow everywhere.

When your potential is harnessed by a strong desire towards a higher purpose, you have nothing left over for nonsense. The Spirit of the Lord helps you become very disciplined because every dollar and minute and ounce of gasoline is accounted towards the great demand of a higher cause or desperate need.

You can go around the world and the internet, but are you satisfied and fulfilled or are you merely distracted? Happiness does not come from self-gratification but from faithfulness towards a higher cause. Happiness is about the way you were designed by the Great Manufacturer. You are not designed by God to be happy from self-indulgence. You are designed to be happy from serving God and your fellow man. That is one of the reasons why Christ washed feet. He was showing His joy and His purpose. Happiness is tied to your format or design as one who provides a service for others.

We are always releasing our potential in where we spend our time, resources and attention. You can spend your potential in promoting evil or waste it in distraction or you can use it to realize and manifest your greatness.


You must have something that demands and focuses all your potential, time, resources and energy. It must be so big that it taxes and pulls the very best of your spirit out of you. Be prepared to sacrifice for this higher goal because you so greatly desire it. This will protect you from all the endless distractions and advertisements of life. You will be effective and happy. The challenges and the temptations of life will not go away. Learn to live purposefully.

May God grant you grace in desire, goal setting and walking it out by faith. Your potential is precious and your time on earth is limited. Learn to live purposefully.

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