When I was young, I used to enjoy visiting playgrounds that had old decommissioned cannons in them.
I would climb them and pretend that I was shooting bad guys with them.
They always looked impressive and powerful, especially to a young child, but of course, without a fuse they just sat there like a giant paperweight.
Latent potential, but nothing to energise it.
Are we that different?
I believe in the huge potential that God has placed within everyone I meet.
I believe that we all have the capacity to do remarkable things.
But first we need to light the fuse.
We need to find the motivation to get started.
We need to generate the energy that we need to fulfill our potential.
We need to find what makes our heart beat faster, giving us the passion and enthusiasm that’s required to persevere during the challenging times and inspire those around him.
Because if we don’t, we end up like the old cannon in the playground.
A relic, with unrealised power, just gathering dust.
Do you feel motivated to achieve your purpose, or do you need to light the fuse again?
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