Recently while chatting with a friend, I shared something I had read a while back from Myles Munroe’s devotional journal titled “Unleashing your Potential”.
Munroe writes that
“the wealthiest places in the world are not the gold mines of South America or the oil fields of Iraq or Iran. They’re not the diamond mines of South Africa or the banks of the world. The wealthiest place on the planet is just down the road. It is the cemetery. There lie buried, companies that were never started, inventions that were never made, bestselling books that were never written and masterpieces that were never painted.
In the cemetery is buried the greatest treasure of untapped potential.
There is a treasure within you that must come out. It is your potential.
Don’t go to the grave with your treasure still within YOU.”
The challenge for me personally this week is to reject passivity and to really tap into that reservoir of greatness. Right now that means disciplining myself and working on the projects and assignments that for too long I have been left unattended. Collecting dust at the back of my mind because of all the excitement surrounding the Rugby World Cup tournament (and other things).
Since the beginning of the tournament I guess everything’s been sort of put on the back-burner. Everything. Especially blogging. My sincere apologies for this.
Why? because I love rugby. I am passionate about rugby and I am most probably the biggest Wallaby (Australian National Rugby Team) fan you will ever encounter. Probably. Moreover the Rugby World Cup only comes by every four years. So I’ve been looking forward to this for quite a while.
It’s such a joy just to watch some teams play because you see months/years of training and preparation finally put to the test. You see players that have endured the bitterness of past defeats and challenges, wear their heart on their sleeve and don their country’s jersey in a quest to becoming World Champions. The road may not have been easy but each player has to an extent persevered and is out there fulfilling their potential. Living the dream. Not as an individual but as a team.
This for me is encouraging as I look at the enormity of the work that is to be done because I understand that I can’t do this on my own and I thank God for moments like these. For the gift of friends and for these opportunities to grow. Opportunities to unleash one’s potential.
To God be the glory.