Living to our Potential
1 Samuel 15.1-35
Reference: v.35 Until the day Samuel died, he did not go to see Saul again, though Samuel mourned for him. And the Lord was grieved that he had made Saul king over Israel.
Explore: The Lord grieved. He actually had remorse for a decision he had made. He had appointed Saul, noticing the greatness and the strength and the possibility that he could carry. And yet Saul did not fulfil his responsibility as King of Israel.
Application: I wonder if the Lord is ever grieved over something that we do. God sees the best in us, the greatest potential, our most superior strengths, and yet we often decide to not live out of our strengths but instead cling to our weaknesses. I’m sure this too would grieve God. If we are to live a live pleasing to God, we must see the potential that God has placed on our hearts and do our best to live them out, every step or every day.
Prayer: Lord, forgive me for often falling short of my potential. Help me to be more confident with the gifts that you have given me so I can bring glory to your name in all that I do. Amen.