Three years ago in February of 2007 I bought the domain BeALight.com. It wasn’t a random purchase and I didn’t buy it via the normal means. No I had to hunt down the seller of the domain and make an offer, go through escrow and then transfer it over to my domain provider of choice. I did all this because I felt God putting a mission on my heart and blessing me with a vision for something awesome.
Here we are April of 2011 and guess what. I still own the domain name but I’ve not moved forward with the vision at all. Sure I’ve had little sparks of motivation here and there. I’ve made progress in some areas and I’ve done some work only to discover that wasn’t the right path. I’ve spent some more money in order to get things incorporated, to buy some software, and other various things.
But it’s still not done. Continue reading “When You Should But You Don’t, But You Should”
Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote-Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip. – John 1:45-46 (NIV)
We’ve all said it before, just like Nathaneal did. We’ve all dismissed someone because of where they are from, how they were raised, what they do or did for a living and so many other aspects. We dismiss people and opportunities all day long sometimes without even thinking about it.
But how often we dismiss ourselves is even more embarrassing. Why are we so afraid of our hidden potential?
Our hidden potential for some reason is directly tied to our self-esteem, to our self-image, to our confidence. If these things are low, or shaky then we will constantly miss our hidden potential. Sure it will poke its head out every once in a while but just like a Whac-A-Mole machine, we’ll pound that sucker back into the ground, thereby creating our very own Whac-R-Potential game. Continue reading “Wack-R-Potential”