#243: Fulfilling Our Potential
Saturday, February 27, 2010
I read in our local newspaper that Albert Einstein never spoke until he was four years old and didn't read a word for another three years. A teacher called him "mentally slow, unsociable and adrift in foolish dreams."
Also, that Walt Disney was fired from a newspaper job because an editor insisted Disney "lacked imagination and had no good ideas."
Then the article detailed the story of Mark King who wants to play in the National Basketball Association. The same Mark King who was cut five times from junior high and high school basketball teams. The same Mark King who was laughed at in school when he announced his NBA dream.
Then, one day, Psalm 37:4 crossed his mind. "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart." To King, that meant God could use his passion for good.
Although his dream of actually playing in the big leagues may never be fulfilled, King has arranged to bring a developmental team to Orlando in the spring.
"Most people don't have the faith to try," King says. "They get sucked into what the world says should be. Did I make the NBA? No. But here's the deal: Dreams are the road map that God uses to get us where we're supposed to be."
Have you fulfilled your potential? Or have you allowed the world to dictate what you should do?
As King added, "Sometimes you have to create your own shot."
Be like Albert Einstein or Walt Disney or Mark King. Don't let others tell you what you can not do.
Follow your dreams. Follow your passions. Now, today. Tomorrow may be too late.