Friday, October 10, 2008

Truth In The Movies" Series: Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium - The Possibilities Of A Life With God

Possibilities. Potential. These are things that are usually hidden from the naked eye. It’s so hard to see the true FULL potential in someone and it’s even harder to see it in yourself. Let me give you an example…

Cullen Jones was just an ordinary kid living an ordinary life until one day he almost died. When he was 5 year old his family went on vacation to a water park in Pennsylvania. Jones became separated from his inner tube at the end of a ride down a slide and passed out. He almost drown until they pulled him from the water and performed CPR on him.

Because of that accident his Mom, Debra, just days later, enrolled him in swimming classes. And that decision revealed his true hidden potential as swimmer. In the summer of 2006, he became a professional swimmer after signing with Nike.

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At the 2006 Pan Pacific Championships he set a meet record in the 50m Freestyle with a time of 21.84. He also swam a in the world record breaking 4x100 m Freestyle Relay along with Michael Phelps, Jason Lezak and Neil Walker.

Jones is the third black swimmer to ever make a United States Olympic squad.

And the race he one with Phelps, Lezak and Walker made him the first African-American to hold or share a world record in swimming

If you saw him on that day back in Pennsylvania being rescued from the water, you would’ve have guessed that his potential to be a swimmer.wasn’t very good. But if you would’ve guessed that back then, you would’ve been wrong!

Someone’s true possibilities and potential are sometimes invisible to the eye.
What are all the possibilities of what you can really do and become?

What’s your true potential?

If we could see the combined true potential, the true possibilities, of each person here in this theater we would be shocked!

The problem with people and potential is that so many of us live below our full potential.

Jim Rohn - Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do?

Why do we live below our potential? Sometimes it’s because of fear. Sometimes it’s because of doubt.

But the fact is so many people settle for less than they could be and do. People live below their possibilities...

Did you know that to reach your God-given potential you're going to need to accomplish MORE that just the possible? You're going to need to do the impossible.

What am I talking about? Listen to the full talk now.
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