As an athlete, it’s natural to feel like you have more potential than what is showing up in practice or in the heat of competition. And when you don’t feel like you’re living up to expectations, the pressure starts to build.
Expectations can come from coaches, parents, school boards and booster clubs, even, and sometimes especially, from ourselves.
The world’s take on potential says you have greater glory waiting to be uncovered, and to be used in greater ways. It’s for your personal fulfillment, to be the best and live for what benefits you.
Not achieving goals might make you feel like a failure, but God says differently. There is greater potential in your life than finding your identity in sports.
Living up to your potential is more than what you can do on your own. There’s more to life than playing to make the “big game”. In fact, your potential shouldn’t just be measured by athletic achievements. It should be measured by who God says you are.
What does God say about the potential He sees in you, the potential that He gave us through Jesus?
Read the full article to learn more about what it means to fill your life with a greater identity and potential.