“Tap” “Tap” “Tap” I kept hearing this noise. “Tap” “Tap” “Tap” There it went again. I couldn't find where it was coming from. It then became more apparent and louder. It began to crescendo to an even louder bang. Where was this coming from? I can then hear something say “Hey, it’s me.” Astonished, I looked down to realize it came from my heart. Not knowing what to say back, the voice said “It’s your potential and I’m trying to break free.”
Potential is having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something far greater in the future. It is the state where your qualities and abilities may develop for future success. The voice kept knocking on my heart. Potential, wrapped together with purpose, continued to make a point to be heard. We all have the potential to be great. However, if not exerted you are left in a constant state of mundane mediocrity. If you look at the anatomy of a seed you will notice it is composed of two major things, an interior and exterior coating. The exterior coating is the seeds coating and the interior has components for the embryo for taking root into the ground called first leave seeding. All of the components are needed for the seed to become an apple tree. Therefore, the seed’s potential is not to remain a seed but to become an apple tree. That is what it is purposed to become. God created “ plants to bear seed according to their kind. So apple seeds create apple tree and orange seeds create orange trees so there is no confusion as to what each seed is purposed to do.
So my Potential is hoping to break free. She wants to grow and be rooted to her purpose, but I won't let her out. There is a shell that encompasses her, which is holding her captive. She wants to come out but I’m afraid. I’m fearful of her. Who she might become, what she might do, her effectiveness, the way the Lord will entrust her with more. What is your shell? What is holding your potential stagnant to begin the process of first fruit seeding? No matter how much I ignore her and act as if she isn’t there, she begins to roar louder. She is at the point of yelling. She is ready to be who she was set out to be.
In Matthew 22:14, it states “many are called but few are chosen.” Some may use this verse to highlight the fact that a calling doesn’t automatically mean you are chosen. I would like to challenge that statement with a holy hypothesis/ personal assumption. In the beginning, during creation, when God spoke something it was so. When He said let there be light, everything needed to make light showed up. When Jesus spoke to the wind in the boat, the wind settled down. When The creator speaks to its creation, their response isn’t words, but compliance.Their innate nature is to listen and do what the creator has commanded. In my previous ‘ Vision’ blog, I explained that vision means in aramaic, the seeing ear" or "the hearing eye.” So could it be that the potential inside of you, that call inside of you, is trying to be in compliance but our shell is stopping it from going, doing, or becoming. Therefore, the chosen part in Matt 22:14 isn’t predicated on God but you? We choose not to listen due to what we see before us. Therefore neglecting what is fighting to come out.
In Isaiah 46:10 it states Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
God spoke our ends before deciding to press play on our lives. We all are success stories. However, we must choose to follow him. When we don’t allow our potential to break free to fulfill purpose, there is someone out there who doesn’t reap the benefit of our obedience.
Matthew 21:18-19 18 Early in the morning, as Jesus was on his way back to the city, he was hungry. 19 Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” Immediately the tree withered.
What was the big deal why would Jesus curse the fig tree? Since the fig tree’s job wasn’t fulfilled, it didn’t produce fruit. Now when the time came when Jesus needed food, the fig tree wasn’t there to provide anything. Although the potential is there you must still bear fruit if not someone doesn’t get fed whatever you have. My potential lies awake, constantly banging and tugging on my heart. The longer I silence her, she will lay dead from my suffocating and my stagnation to not answer. I must produce her and have her bear fruit in preparation.
“Tap, Tap, tap” will you answer?