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Chapter Six: Unlocking Your God Given Potential
Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.” –Robert Heinlein
Have you felt as if a lid was placed over your life? Roger Bannister said he felt that way when everyone kept telling him no one had ever run a mile in less than four minutes. Many believed it was physically impossible to expect that type of performance from your body in such a short time. Finally, he rejected the nos of the people who said it couldn’t be done, even moreso he couldn’t do it and decided to take the lid off his expectations of what his body could do.
By doing so, in 1954 Mr. Bannister became the first athlete to run the mile in four minutes. After his accomplishment the four minute mile has become a standard to judge other athletes by how many can do it in less than a minute.1 I have decided to not tell anyone what is impossible to do; realizing God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant of the impossibilities to accomplish that very thing.
Our lid sometimes is composed of our low expectations of what God will do or our own doubt, and unbelief. And other times it believes the negative things others have told us. Or we believe the circumstances that take a stance against what God has said or destined for us.
Pastor Kathy Hayes often says, “Years ago as a teenager, God showed me visions and glimpses of my future now. He told me to never put a lid on what he wanted to do in my life….”
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