Having the right mission is the key to unlocking your full potential. Many people don’t reach their goals not because they lack talent or effort, but because they lack a clear vision of what they want to achieve. Imagine the incredible things we can accomplish when we tap into the power of our God. Ephesians 3:20 reminds us that God’s power within us can exceed our wildest dreams, but it all starts with having a mission worthy of our God in the first place. Elihu pondered whether a mediator, as rare as one in a thousand, could declare to a person what is right for him (Job 33:23).
In 1900, David Hilbert published a list of 23 problems that he proposed would be the important ones for mathematicians to solve in the upcoming century. That list sparked a century-long focused effort, and the vast majority of the problems have been fully or partially resolved. William Crookes was named president of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1898. In his inaugural address, he outlined in detail a coming catastrophe: The wheat-eating peoples of the world were going to start running out of food in the 1930s. His big-speech inspired Fritz Haber to invent a process for making nitrogen fertilizer.
You can (and you should), talk to people who have a better understanding and vision than you do. They can assist you in seeing further than you could on your own. They have the spiritual maturity, love, and perspective to assist you in focusing your talents on something meaningful. There are many problems afflicting our world today, and you have the grace to solve them all. Our communities are dealing with self-centered, purposeless leadership, illiteracy, poverty, and diseases. Follow in the footsteps of Hilbert and Crookes if you have perspectives on these issues. Begin talking about the issues and inspire a new generation to seek solutions.