“For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him” (Matthew 13:12).
The two greatest wastes in life are potential and opportunity. Potential represents our boundless capabilities, while opportunity is dependent upon the intersection of certain conditions and the right combination of circumstances. As followers of Christ, we must have no doubts regarding our God-given potential, while having a keen awareness of the unique opportunity afforded us each day to honor Christ in our lives. No one ever remembers those who had potential, or those who had opportunities to do something that makes a difference but didn’t. They remember those who rise up in defining moments and by their actions and effort make a statement about who they are and what they represent. With privilege comes expectation.