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.

This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.