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How to Reach Your Full Potential in This New Season

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Have you felt like things that once worked for you are no longer working?

Have things seemed to come to a halt in your life?

This could be because we have entered into a new season. What worked previously might not work or be as effective as it once was.

Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes. Romans 12:2 TPT

Most people are imitating what they see around them. Our Christian and church cultures are in crisis and we need to be transformed by the Holy Spirit and the reformation of how we think and act.

God is looking to empower people who can discern His will for this specific season. But it will take stepping back and getting eyes to see.

Getting God’s eyes

One of the apostle Paul’s prayers for the newly forming churches of his day was:

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people. Ephesians 1:18 NIV

The Greek word used for “know” is “to see or perceive.” This goes deeper than just head knowledge about God. When you see and perceive the hope of your calling, it causes you to gain God’s perspective and take action as a result. As we do this, we will get a greater understanding of who we are in Christ. Also, God’s will and timing will become clearer.

Seeing as God sees

We need to get God’s perspective on ourselves and those around us. God sees us as we are becoming, or in our full potential. Here are some examples of this from the Bible:

  • Judges 6: Gideon was hiding in fear, and an angel came and called him a mighty man of valor. God treated Gideon the way He saw him in the future.
  • John 1:40–42: Simon had just met Jesus and he was still rough around the edges. Still, Jesus says, “You will be called Cephas,” (or Peter, which means “rock”). Jesus treated him the way He saw him in the future, not how he was at that moment.
  • Acts 9: Saul was murdering Christians, but then God blinded him on the road to Damascus. Before Saul’s life was changed, God had Ananias tell him that he is a chosen instrument and a brother.

The key is to see yourself—and those around you—in your full potential in God. See yourself as God sees you, not as you once were, or even as you are now.

By faith, get a picture of who you are becoming in God. You might not be there yet, but if you begin seeing yourself there, then you will come into agreement with Heaven and you will start to act differently.

This is the powerful principle of seeing. As we combine the principle of seeing with the principle of believing and faith, we then step into who we are in the Lord.

Many people are still living the storyline of their past or trying to deal with their present struggles. God is for you, and as you position yourself how He sees you, your entire life will change radically.


Doug Addison

P.S. One way to grow in your ability to see how God sees (so you can step into your full potential), is to get deeper training in the supernatural. Check out our online prophetic activation school—which will help you go from having random, occasional God encounters into living a naturally supernatural lifestyle of hearing God for your life every day.

Doug Addison is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. Doug’s message of love, hope and having fun reaches people around the world! His powerful, positively funny teaching style and coaching helps open people to discover their destiny and experience God’s supernatural love and power. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where he is impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.


16 thoughts on “How to Reach Your Full Potential in This New Season

  1. Margaret McDermott says:

    Am reading your book. Discovering The Supernatural. It’s great . Thank you for sharing some of your experiences thus enabling some people to take hold, of more of the things of the spirit.
    I am sorry for the way that you have been treated at times through people judging you and criticising you. Thank you that you kept close to The Lord even when things were hard or tough. I pray that the Lord will richly reward you as you faithfully serve Him May He give you Doug more dreams, visions and visitations and that some of them you will be able to share for our benefit and encouragement

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      Thank you so much Margaret. I’m thrilled to hear you are reading Discovering the Supernatural. It is such an incredible book that makes the supernatural more understandable. It will greatly bless you.

  2. Kristen says:

    I love your teachings & am always challenged to press into jesus!!! The results speak for themselves!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart & blessings to you and your team!!

  3. Fiona says:

    This is so good!
    I can’t explain it but something powerful happened when I read the Greek definition of the word know.
    The power of the Holy Spirit came on me in that moment!
    Thank you for sharing, I appreciate your authenticity.
    Blessings from Australia

  4. Katherine says:

    Hi everyone. It is hard to look past current circumstances at times. The thought that came to me reading this blog: Though I am walking through the valley of death I am not camping here.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      Amen to not camping there! That’s awesome, Katherine! Keep on going. God loves us so much that He keeps taking us from glory to glory. Bless you!

  5. Andy Castro says:

    Hi Nikki.
    I am a HG365 student.
    As a seer, I see where God wants to take me but I don’t take the time to visualize it, with me in the picture, as already being done. I need to spend more time visualizing how God sees the future me.
    Thank you.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      Cool new perspective, Andy! God loves you hunger to know more and to spend time with Him visualizing. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I really appreciate Doug and the team. We all need to be encouraged and therefore we are enabled to encourage others as I am praying, seeing, and hearing the Lord.

    I love and pray you all continue to overflow in the things of the Lord even more so.


    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      We appreciate you taking the time to read and listen to Doug’s material. We especially appreciate your prayers. God bless you, Karen!

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