One day, this young man got into trouble at school and was sent to the school counselor. She tried to reason with him but he wouldn't listen. She wouldn't give up. She kept on trying and trying. Finally he said to her, "Why are you even bothering with me? I'll never do anything great. I've been told my whole life I'm a child at risk." She looked him in the eyes and said, "Listen to me, you are not a child at risk, you are a child at possibility."
When he heard that, something ignited on the inside. He sat up in his chair and said to her, "What do you mean at possibility?" She said, "You are full of potential. You are smart; you are talented. There's so much you can become."
His whole life he'd heard just the opposite. His mind had become conditioned to think, "You'll never get out of the projects; you'll never be successful." That day a stronghold was broken in his thinking. He reconditioned his mind.
Today, this young man owns his own business and is very successful. Plus, he goes around to schools and speaks to other students who are considered to be at risk. He tells them what that counselor told him, "You're not at risk; you're at possibility."
But like him, people around you may accept mediocrity. They may be fine with being average, having little goals, or working at an okay job. Don't let that spirit rub off on you. That's not who you are. You're the exception. You're a barrier breaker. You are not limited by your education, how you were raised, or by the environment. God has destined you to rise higher. He's destined you to go to the next level. Believe it and receive because with God, all things are possible!
"Jesus looked at them and said, 'With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'" (Matthew 19:26, NIV)
Article source: www.joelosteen.com
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