If You Ever Feel Like You’re Not Living Up to Your Potential



“I could do more.”

“I could try harder.”

“I could perform a little better.”

Thoughts like these run through our minds and in return we run through life never feeling like we are enough. What if we don’t live up to our potential? Wouldn’t that be the biggest waste?

And yet there is One who didn’t live up to His potential.

He could have fed more hungry people.

He could have healed more of the sick.

He could have ended sin once and for all.

Yet Jesus didn’t.

Have you ever thought about that?

And He didn’t reach the end of His life and say, “I didn’t live up to my potential.”

Instead He said, “It is finished.”

In other words, “It was enough.”

You are not called to live up to your potential–to do as much as you can, as quickly as you can, for as many people as you can.

{Hint: “Potential” is usually just a code word for other people’s expectations.}

You, my friend, are simply called to say “yes” to God.

With all your heart.

For the rest of your life.

Until the day He says you are finished.

And, yes, it will be enough.

Because there is no greater success than being a servant who simply brings joy to your Master…and you do.



About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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