Gloria Stienman once said, "The future depends entirely on what each of us does everyday." James R. Cook said this, "Do just once what others say you can't do and you will never pay attention to their limitations again." Then most recently, Bishop Dale Bronner of Word of Faith Family Cathedral in Austell, Georgia, USA said, "Potential is what lies with you but has yet to be brought out. The discovery of potential leads us to purpose. Purpose leads us to power."
While I could find no match in God's word for potential, it was revealed into my spirit that there is a direct and absolute corelation between potential and your purpose with the sum total effect being power! In addition, based on the Lord's declaration in Romans 8: 28, it has been established that, ".....all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." Potential is providentially linked to your purpose, as designed by God. The more that He releases you into your purpose, it is the more that your potential will be maximized and His power released through you. With that being said, I prophetically declare to you today that you are not just an ordinary person. You were created in the image and after God's likeness with great streams of hidden potential and power that is yet to be tapped into.
Know also that it is all things that will work for you, whether it be past, present or what is to come. You may think that you do not have the recognition right now but be assured that it is the good, the bad and the evil that will work in your favor, no matter how long it takes. It says too that we are never to be afraid of the trials and the tests that we face with each day. As a point of reference, Joseph was thrown into a pit by the very people that he loved most. They were his own brothers. But this was God's intent and part of His divine plan that the pit would catapult him in the end into his purpose. And through his purpose being unlocked, he was able to both release and maximize his God given potential and reign in power in the king's palace.
No longer then can you and I allow our minds to be fed with negative thoughts and the harsh criticisms that others tend to unleash at us. I have learned from my own experience that a persons perception of you can be as great or as small as the way that they percieve themselves. And paying attention to the limitations that they place on us as individuals, would only hinder the flow of God's presence, His purpose and plan with devastating results that potential instead of it being realized and maximixed to its fullest capacity, lies dormant in obscurity, and remain unrealized.
Someone once said that the graveyard is the richest place on earth. There is some measure of truth to that. That is because so many die without realizing their dreams, and the possibilities of what could have been had they allowed the relative voltage of potential within them to be released. Perhaps no one even recognized the gift within them. But I encourage you to come out from beneath the shadows. The potential and the power within you is potent! You are potential, maximize it and witness the impossibilies and the miraculous that God Himself would bring to fruition through you.