Hidden Potential, Even in Failure

In this episode:

When we surrender our failures to himGod can bring out the best in us! If you’ve ever felt less-than because of failure, be sure to tune in for wise words from Wendy Pope to discover your hidden potential.

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Inspired Life

What a delight to sit down and chat with Wendy Pope! In this episode, Wendy talked about learning to celebrate the successes of others while she waited for God to fulfill her dream. While she watched him fulfill that dream in others, it was painful to wait. But God taught her to rejoice with others.  

Wendy Pope is the Founder and President of Word Up Ministries. She is a wife to Scott and mother to her grown children, one daughter and one son. Wendy is an international speaker and has been leading women all over the world to life change through her in-depth teaching, Read Thru the Word study of the One Chronological Bible. She has been teaching RTW for ten years.  

Wendy is the author of Wait and See: Finding Peace in God’s Pauses and Plans, Yes, No and Maybe: Living With the God of Immeasurably More, and Hidden Potential: Revealing What God can Do Through You. 

Life, Repurposed

Wendy talked about how God gave examples in the Bible of people who failed in some way, but God used them for great things. We are not disqualified by failure when we surrender those failures to God.  

There are times when our struggles might block us from seeing our potential. But Wendy reminded us that we all have potential in God’s eyes.  

“We have to all believe we have potential even if we don’t see it and even if we don’t feel it.” —Wendy Pope 


Recommended Resources

Be sure to check out Wendy’s book. 

 Hidden Potential: Revealing What God Can Do through You

Fears. Faults. Failures. Frailties. Every woman at some point wonders, Do I have to get past all my weaknesses before God can use me? 

Wendy Pope is happy to tell readers: No! You don’t have to overcome, correct, rise above, or get strong before you are qualified to be part of God’s plan. He can use you right now. You are a worthwhile possibility. 

In Hidden Potential, readers see that they can be:
     - faithful, even in fear
     - included in God’s plans, even in weaknesses
     - worth something, even in failure
     - valuable, even in pain 

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Michelle Rayburn is the author of The Repurposed and Upcycled Life: When God Turns Trash to Treasure, as well as a small group Bible study to accompany the book. Learn more about these and her other books here. A sample chapter of the book and Bible study are available for free download.

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