New Psalmist Baptist ChurchChurch Wide InstituteInstructor: Deacon Anthony Vaughn“POTENTIAL, POWER,AND PROTECTION”Guarding the Gift Inside of You“Releasing your Potential” Part I1

Course Description: God has given us unlimited potential in Christ Jesus. Hehas given us complete access to Gifts and Fruit of theSpirit. However, we must be cautious and protect ourgifts and our potential from demonic attacks. As aparticipant in this course, you will explore ways to ensureyou are maximizing your full God-Given potential. Youwill also learn practical methods to unleash your best lifepossible! If you are challenged with understanding andunleashing your potential, or if you are challenged withguarding your potential from Satan and his distractions,you are in the RIGHT PLACE !2

Why did God make you in His likeness? Genesis 1:26- New International Version (NIV)26 Then Godsaid, “Let us make mankind in ourimage, in our likeness, so that they may rule overthe fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over thelivestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all thecreatures that move along the ground.”3

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Maximizing my Potential to Please God Mankind was created in the image of God Himself. There are billionsof people on planet earth that will never maximize thefull potential that God has placed inside of them. Most people livemediocre lives. The full extent of their capabilities and talents gountapped and unnoticed. They are not even aware of the tremendouspotential they possess inside of them. What is “potential”? It is your unused strengths, your hidden talents, youruntapped abilities, your dormant talents, and your capped capabilities. Itis the explosive power of God, that He has entrusted you with. There is a great wealth of potential within you and me. But today, youmust decide if you will deprive the world, or bless the world with thosegifts that are locked away inside you.5

Potential is: P0tential is the ReservedPower Untapped Strength Dormant Ability, Potential is not what youand I have alreadyachieved, but it is whatwe are capable to do butnot yet done. Hidden Talents Capability6

What is hindering or blocking you fromoperating in your potential for greatness? 1. 2. 3. 4. 57

What do you want out of life .8

More than you can imagine9

Benefits of Walking in the Favor of God FAVOR produces supernatural increaseand promotion Genesis 39:21 FAVOR produces restoration ofeverything that the enemy has stolenfrom you Exodus 3:21 FAVOR produces recognition, even whenyou seem the least likely to receive it ISamuel 16:22 FAVOR produces prominence andpreferential treatment Esther 2:17 FAVOR produces honor in the midst ofyour adversaries Exodus 11:3 FAVOR produces petitions granted evenby ungodly civil authorities Esther 5:8 FAVOR produces increased assets,especially in the area of real estate Deuteronomy 33:23 FAVOR causes policies, rules, regulations,and law to be changed and reversed toyour advantage Esther 8:5 FAVOR produces great victories in themidst of great impossibilities Joshua11:20 FAVOR produces battles won which youwon’t even fight because God will fightthem for you Psalm 44:3 Posted January 5, 2015 by Eagle Mountain International Church10

“A negative mind will nevergive you a positive life.”11

Psalm 1:3- King James Version (KJV)3 And he shall be like a tree planted by therivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruitin his season; his leaf also shall not wither;and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.12

Anointed After Christ left the earth, He left us the gift of the HolySpirit (John 14:16). Now all Christians are anointed,chosen for a specific purpose in furthering God'sKingdom (1 John 2:20). "Now He who establishes us withyou in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also hassealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as aguarantee" (2 Corinthians 1:21-22).13

"What is the anointing? What does it mean tobe anointed?"Another meaning for the word anointed is"chosen one." The Bible says that Jesus Christwas anointed by God with the Holy Spirit tospread the Good News and free those whohave been held captive by sin (Luke 4:18-19;Acts 10:38).14

Potential has a life expectancy“ Anything that is not Growing is Dead”15

God’s hand is on your future . There is surely a future hope for you, and yourhope will not be cut off.- Proverbs 23:1816

God is the Master Locksmith to releasingyour Potential . For it is God who works in you to will and to act according toHis good purpose.- Philippians 2:1317

Keys to releasing your Potential You must know the Source of your gift You must understand how the gift wasdesigned to benefit GodYou must be willing to work for yourpotential You must cultivate your potential withthe right nourishments You must guard your potential withconstant communication with God You must know your purpose in God You must understand your resources You must have the right environment tooperate the gift You must share your potential withothers The onset and the outcome of the giftmust glorify God first You must be willing to push beyond yourlimitations Avoid Procrastination Grace18

“Being different isn’t a badthing. It means you arebrave enough to beyourself.”“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson19

Procrastination is a Trick of the Devil20

14 Ipraise you because I am fearfully andwonderfully made; your works are wonderful,I know that full well. – Psalm 139:14 (NIV)“ Deep inside you is anundeniable force wanting to begreat and refusing to beordinary ”21

Potential is a spiritual gift22