Everyone is a Bundle of Potential
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10
Millions of dollars are spent on priceless works of art throughout the world. The dictionary meaning of masterpiece is a person’s greatest work of art. Our life is a priceless work of art in the Lord’s hand. It is beautiful, it is the best and it is of the highest quality.
The Greek word for masterpiece is ‘poema’; it’s the word we get ‘poem’ from. God says we are His poem, a thing of grace and beauty. We are not ordinary; we are one-of-a-kind. God went to great lengths to make us exactly the way He wanted us to be. We need to remind ourselves we are a masterpiece, we are handpicked, and we are an original. We are a unique person of extreme value and significance because God said so. He paid the price for our lives when He sent His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for us. Everything about us is unique. We matter because we are His most prized and priceless treasure!
Have you ever really looked at God’s handiwork? It is a sight to see the wonders of His artistic hand! God rested after making the heaven and the earth; all that He made was good (Genesis 1:31, Genesis 2:1). Something was missing so He made man in His image and likeness (Genesis 1:26, Genesis 2:7). We are the special finished touch!
God is working out an exhibition of His prosperity, wisdom, love, character, peace, power, health and joy in our lives by His gift to us, the Holy Spirit. The more revelation we have that the old sin nature is dead, the more we see that the Holy Spirit is the excellancy of our power to live, prosper and be in health (III John 1:2). This must be accepted as a fact, not a feeling. “We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin (allowing doubt to control our thoughts or words).” (NLT) “For he that is dead is freed from sin.” Romans 6:6-7. This means that all self-consciousness based on fear must go. By casting our fears, worries and cares upon the Lord (I Peter 5:7), we create an open window for God’s unlimited total provision and continuous supply. Our potential becomes greater and greater as we learn to live in God’s ‘YES’!
Release Your Good Works
1. Release your good works by being you. Paul said, “…that you may know what is the hope of His calling…” Ephesians 1:18. Rise up in confidence and say, “I am God’s workmanship and I am God’s will on earth for my life.”
2. When you explore your accepted position in Jesus Christ, you can train yourself to see others as you see yourself. People are very interesting and everyone is a bundle of unrealized potential. This is love in action when you bless others instead of judging or complaining about them (Matthew 7:1-2). There are two levels of Luke 6:31 called the golden rule. (1). Treat others like you would like to be treated. (2). Treat the people in your ‘inner’ circle like they desire to be treated. This requires that you get to know them personally, not what you think you know about them, but you learn about them.
3. Release good works by obeying God’s Word. Because of Jesus, we are designed to know Him and obey Him. This is not legalism or a religion, but it is the instructions of our Creator, calling us into a personal relationship with Him.
- “…rejoice because your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:20.
- “In everything give thanks…” I Thessalonians 5:18.
- “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification…” Ephesians 4:29. We are ministers of grace.
- “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him…” Mark 11:25. Letting go of all bitterness, anger and evil speaking is not just a helpful suggestion, but it is necessary for your soul to be transformed into its proper position (Ephesians 4:30-32).
- “…and they were filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.” Acts 4:31. Come to a place of confidence where you can speak God’s Word with boldness. Obedience is seeing and hearing what God says in His Word. What do you say? “…by whose stripes you were healed.” I Peter 2:24. By Jesus’ stripes, I receive my perfect health with thanksgiving and praise. I say this with boldness and confidence in God’s love and provision for me. “…casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” I Peter 5:7. “The Lord will perfect that which concerns me.” Psalm 138:8. God says that my cares are His business, therefore, I practice casting every care and every need upon Him because He is dedicated to making them all perfect! Our needs are God’s business. His peace is our business to receive with thanksgiving. God’s plan is for us to live worry free. Thanks be to God whose mercy endures forever.