DISCOVERING YOUR POTENTIAL PRESENTED BYSCOTT ODIGIE
PROGRAM1. Reference2. Objective3. Introduction4. What is potential?5. Principles of potential6. Situation7. Concept8. Dimension9. Interactive session one10. How to discover your potential?11. Interactive session two12. Conclusion
REFERENCE 14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. 15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. 16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. 17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. 18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lords money. Matt 25:14-18 (KJV)
OBJECTIVE To define potential and possible ways how it can be discovered.
INTRODUCTION God is the source and creator of potential, that is why He is called ‘omnipotent’. (music, manufacturing, business, technology, management etc. are in God). Every man has the same potential of His nature and ability. Man is created not to struggle in life, but to realize the fullness of our potential (discovery, refinement, release and maximization). Man’s frustration in life, is rooted in his negative approach and attitude to potential. Why are we suffering in third world nations, Nigeria inclusive?
INTRODUCTION It is slavery to sell potential. In other words, selling your natural resources in it’s crude state is equal to national slavery. Just like the early slave trade in third world nations. Little wonder why many people are professional slaves, because they are where they are not using their inherent potential, but been paid for the use of their physical energy. Trading your physical energy at the expense of your potential is tantamount to slavery.
WHAT IS POTENTIAL? Capacity to develop, succeed, or become something. Untapped power. Latent/unused ability.
PRINCIPLES OF POTENTIAL1. Man’s success is tied to it.2. It is not determined by man; not for man’s private interpretation, but to align himself to it.3. It is a fragment of God’s potency in man.4. No man is void of potential.5. Every man becomes ‘his potential’.6. It is in it’s raw state in man.7. Man is accountable to God for his potential.8. It is your birthright, your gift from God and to humanity.9. The purpose is for dominion; not man, but your area of influence.
CONCEPT All trees in the creation process, were produced with it’s seed within. All animals were commanded to reproduce after their kind, in their various habitat. Therefore, it suggest that there is a seed of creation in every animal. Man was commanded to dominate. This suggests that there is a capacity (potential) in man for dominion.
DIMENSIONS Your Dream Your YourPersonality Gifts/Talent
HOW TO DISCOVER YOUR POTENTIAL?1. Seek your source Matt.6:33 Asking Jer.33:3 God is in the best position to ask this question; not your college teacher, your friends and associates, your parents. They could in any way be used as instruments.
HOW TO DISCOVER YOUR POTENTIAL?2. Analyze yourself by asking the right questions: What do I love to do sweatlessly, even without been paid? (Gen.40:5-8) What stirs uncommon anger in me in the right direction? (John 2:16) What are my unique experiences? (1 Sam.17:36) What brings me utmost fulfillment and joy after doing? (Paul Allen, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods). What do you do that empower generation of unusual ideas without struggles.
HOW TO DISCOVER YOUR POTENTIAL?3. Search the scriptures and other anointed books by anointed interpreters. (Luke 4:16-20, 1 Cor.2:9&10) God’s word is the book of potentials. (John 1:1-5) Every man’s potential is part in scriptures.
HOW TO DISCOVER YOUR POTENTIAL?4. Stewardship: you can discover your potential in what you have found to do heartily and with passion; not for high service, but for influence. If you are not faithful in what is another…(Luke 16:12) He that walks with the wise, shall be wise. All great success-stories from scriptures and in our contemporary times, many found theirs through this means. (The Apostles, Moses, Elisha, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford etc).