When we spend quality time with God, He challenges us to step-up our game by eliminating the things that sideline us. An athlete can eat right, practice, and study his sport–but to go to the next level he must also discipline himself to get rid of bad habits and work harder in areas where he is weak. Similarly, our failure to undo spiritual bad habits and address our sinful weaknesses prevents us from maximizing our talent. How badly you want to move up into God’s big league?

The first step is to identify what is crippling our talent. God gave us our talent. To maximize it, we must be infused with HIS power. Our sin separates us from His empowerment. Sin is a game-changer. When we choose it over Him, we forfeit the power of His throne. It’s time to stop making excuses for ourselves and honestly evaluate what’s holding us back. Since it’s hard to be objective about ourselves, an honest friend may need to step in to evaluate us. Once we’ve identified the problem areas, we need to stop making excuses and commit to change. It’s time to take the rock out of our cleats!

The more we eliminate sin, the more God empowers us, and the brighter His treasure shines within us. The Bible says: “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” (2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:6-7‬) http://bible.com/1/2co.4.6-7.kjv

God’s excellent power is all ours. We need to be constantly challenging ourselves to eliminate the darkness that keeps us from possessing it. God is light. (1 John‬ ‭1:5b) We can’t walk in darkness and expect to reflect light! Our talent alone isn’t enough to get us into the spiritual big leagues.

 To step-up our spiritual game, we must capitalize on our biggest asset–God’s power!

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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