If we could see all the potential the lies within us, we’d be blown away. We’d be astonished at what we are able to achieve and overcome if we could excavate our full potential. The question is…”How do we bring it to the surface and make it useful?”
When you read a good book it inspires you to dig deeper within yourself. A good book will illuminate things inside of you you’ve not yet discovered. A good book will enlighten you and help you be a better you. When I learned to love to read, it took my growth to the next level.
Here are a few ways books have helped me see the potential for growth in specific areas. The books I’m reading now have helped me
Pray with more focus.
Lead with more influence.
And live with more confidence.
That’s what I’m learning from the three books I’m currently reading. Those books are…
Clout – Discover and Unleash Your God-Given Influence by Jenni Catron
21 Seconds to Change Your World – Finding God’s Healing and Abundance Through Prayer by Dr. Mark Rutland
A Confident Heart – How to Stop Doubting Yourself & Live in the Security of God’s Promises by Renee Swope
Those titles alone inspire me!
I read these books and my prayer life is super-charged, my influence expands and I muster the confidence to live in faith instead of doubt. These are all three fantastic books that speak to a different area of my life.
Clout speaks to me as a leader.
21 Seconds to Change Your World speaks to me as a believer.
A confident Heart speaks to me as a woman.
Being the best leader, believer and woman I can be are vital to who I am as a person and they affect how I relate to those around me. I’m not one of those things without the other. I’m always a leader. I’m always a believer. And I’m always a woman. I read to learn how to be better at all three.
In what areas of your life are you needing answers, encouragement or inspiration?
God has gifted articulate writers to convey truth through revelation and personal experience that will help you. Someone has been through what you’re going through and has written a book about it. Someone has had the same questions, fought the same battles and shares the same passions you have. Thankfully, they’ve written a book that will let you know you’re not alone. Just find that book!
Look… you may not like to read but I encourage you to give it shot. Get a recommendation from a friend (or Google) on a topic that interests you and give reading another chance. Reading can help you see possibilities that lie within you and beyond you. So don’t limit yourself to your own experiences and knowledge. Open a book, glean from a gifted author and get a glimpse of a buried treasure that’s waiting to rise to the top.
You might be surprised at what you find.
What books have you read that will help the rest of us take our growth to the next level? Share in the comments below. Thanks!