Open Heavens for Teens Thursday 21 May 2020 Daily Devotional was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Topic: Activating Potentials
Memorise: But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. Matthew 23:11
Read: Matthew 25:15-29
15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.
19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.
23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
Bible In One Year: 1 Chronicles 3-5; John 7:1-20
Everyone was born with talents. Those talents are the potentials you need to achieve your destiny, but they need to be activated first; you need to put them to work.
Potentials are activated in the place of service. For example, it was when David was keeping sheep that his potential to become a great warrior was activated. When Joseph was in his father’s house, nobody knew that he was a great manager, but when he started serving in Egypt, his potentials for management were activated.
If you want your potentials activated, then you need to look for a place to serve. Serve in your local Church, community, school, non-governmental organization and so on. Look for a place where you can serve, so long the place is not set up to propagate sin or contravene the commandments of God. You cannot remain at home watching TV, yet expect your potentials to be activated. Go out and serve.
Look for a place that you can serve.
1.Is your life a channel of blessing?
Is the love of God flowing through you?
Are you telling the lost of the Savior?
Are you ready His service to do?
Make me a channel of blessing today,
Make me a channel of blessing, I pray;
My life possessing, my service blessing,
Make me a channel of blessing today.
2.Is your life a channel of blessing?
Are you burdened for those that are lost?
Have you urged upon those who are straying
The Savior who does on the cross
3.Is your life a channel of blessing?
Is it a daily telling for Him?
Have you spoken the word of salvation?
To those who are dying in sin?
4.We cannot be channels of blessing
If our lives are not free from sin;
We will barriers be and a hindrance
To those we are trying to win.