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POTENTIAL.

I was going to talk past, and I actually have a great portion of that post written. But then I began to consider how much of my past was stifled by a contingent, potential future. I love extremely freely, and I believe in people. I more than believe, I refuse to doubt the potential of humanity… But what about the present reality?

Have you ever tried to motivate someone in a direction they weren’t interested in traveling?

Have you wanted something spectacular for someone who was content with mediocrity?

I learned in the hardest way to stop nurturing infatuation with the idea of what someone can be. Unless the person honing the potential is also inputting valiant effort, it’s a battle you’re fighting alone, a battle you cannot win. No matter how much I believe in someone else and want things for them, they will never attain things they, themselves, don’t believe in, desire, or work for… For themselves.

I remember being truly inspired by the conversation I could have with one guy. He was so intellectually intriguing, I enjoyed talking about the world with him. He wanted a new job, a new home, a whole shift in his life, honestly… And I was infatuated with the vision he wanted to realize without ever having to actualize the work it would require. And before him, I was in love more with the potential of my ex than what he was showing everyday. There were countless empty promises of what he would do|be… In the future… Without much indication of his moving in that direction.

But it’s not all about relationships. Consider those you mentor; consider every point in your circle (your friends); consider all the dreamers who never reach to chase them. For me, it’s exciting to consider all that the world and its inhabitants can be. But let’s acknowledge a simple truth: “Faith without works is dead” (James 2:17).

I have no end all, be all words. I can only express my own experience. But I’d hasten you to be aware of what is present. I believe in expectation, I believe in hoping for the best of others… I also believe in careful reflection of the here-and-now.

Even more, don’t be so blinded by what you think of someone else that you stop seeing a future for yourself. Never grow complacent – FLOAT – while you’re still breathing. Your potential you can control! The possibilities of your future are endless, in your hands.

God CAN do the impossible, Do not wait for a future that shows no place in the present. Work, baby, and fulfill that potential!

Until next time,
❤ Sammie

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Hi, I'm Samantha (Sammie). I could define myself by the work I do, in title, but I'd rather share the characteristics of the type of person I not just want, but strive, to be. I am growing every day, learning to love and Trust God more, and in turn, loving myself and others just the same. Simply put, I want to change the world. I will use this blog and every platform I am opportune to stand upon to encourage youth, peers, and older adults alike. I pray that God will give me the courage to share the words to make a difference. You have the power to be victorious! 1 John 4:8 ". . .God is love." 1 Corinthians 13 (Initial Blog Post)

3 Comments

  1. Jacqueline A. Johnson says

    That was a lesson I had to learn when I worked with homeless pregnant women. I wanted so much more for them than most of them wanted for themselves. It really was a no win battle. My light bulb moment came when God told me to just serve them the way He wanted me to serve them and leave the rest to Him because He loved them much more than I ever could. It made serving them so much easier.

    Thanks for this post…you inspire me.

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