September 3, 2015

Uncovering Your Divine Heritage


Are you living up to your capacity? Or, are you accepting a life limited in finances, responsibility, relationships—and joy? Do you think you are worthy only of a mediocre life?


I suggest that every one of us has the seed of greatness in us, even though our life may be limited right now. We all have potential. Thesaurus.com lists “power” and “potency” as synonyms. If follows, then, that we all have power; we just need to tap into it.

My son, J.D

I spent quite a bit of time talking to him the other day. He works at a big-box store. Conditions are far from ideal. First of all, let me point out that I do not mean to disrespect such companies, or the people who work in them, in any way. Everyone has a right to make their own choices according to their interests and skills. It’s just a fact that some employees where he works are in their jobs because they are limited by a less-than-stellar academic background, a language barrier, or by certain medical conditions.

My son, on the other hand, has no such restrictions. He simply isn’t living up to his potential. Here are some of his qualifications:
  • Graduated with highest honors in 2014
  • Excellent speaking, writing, and reading skills
  • Types over 90  wpm
For a variety of reasons, my son has chosen not to live up to his abilities. He is just another low-level employee at his job. Here is a short list of what that means:
  • His opinions aren’t honored.
  • His mealtimes get pushed back—sometimes by over an hour.
  • He is sometimes asked to stay late at the last minute.
  • He is switched from his regularly assigned duties to less pleasant duties quite often.
JD  is finally seeing the light. He knows that he is worthy of so much more than life is currently offering him. My son is currently training for an entry-level job in the technology industry, which will pay much more than the job he has now.

Our Potential

Our lives now are not “as good as it gets”. God wants us to use all of our capabilities. We are His children who have “graduated” with “highest honors”. He intends to lead us and guide us. We don’t need to settle for a “minimum wage job” when we have been groomed for a life of success.

My Conclusion

In the same manner as my son, some of us are living far below the level of what God has planned for us. He has made his wisdom and guidance available to raise us out of a restricted existence. We may be limited in certain ways, as the world sees it. Still, God has paved the way for us to live with joy and faith no matter what our circumstances may be.

How are you living up to your divine potential?