You can be more than this, and you know it. There are no limits to your potential. The problem is, there is no motivation for you to lean towards your potential. You are not performing at your peak because you do not need to. There is nothing in your everyday life that demands it. But something deep within begs to be expressed. The higher calling is calling. It’s time to reinvent yourself as someone who understands who they need to be. You have to be clear about how you are holding your world back. And find the motivation to embrace the transformation required.
Gideon’s story is told in the Book of Judges. In his day, this fearful man had to reinvent himself as a Saviour and military commander. We meet Gideon while he is beating wheat in the winepress to hide it from their enemies. In the winepress, hiding out and hoping for salvation and deliverance from the oppressor. He got an answer to his prayers that day. But not in the manner he expected. Gideon, this imperfect servant. A man ruled by fear, receives clarity. He understands what he needs to become. He is told to “go in this might of yours and save Israel from the hand of Midian; do not I send you?”
How often have you wished for a Saviour to appear in your world? Someone who has the courage to mobilize the necessary resources and get things done. You recall great leaders from the past. “If only my country had an Abraham Lincoln or Martin Luther,” you imagined. We, like Gideon, live in these old stories and long for a change. This should serve as a wake-up call. Stop wishing for changes in your world and start being that change. What does your world need you to become? Let your answer to that question give you the motivation to embrace your transformation. Reinvent yourself as the person you need to be.