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
Pope explores the life of a fearful murderer on the run with a speech problem and daddy issues—also known as Moses—to show readers God’s power and grace. As she writes, God will never count anyone out as long as they count themselves as His children.
Hidden Potential includes discussion, reflection, and Bible study questions, challenges to take readers further in their faith, and real-life stories from other women to remind readers they are not alone.
Pope (Wait and See), a Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker, tackles comparison culture in this ardent work, providing instruction on how to overcome weakness and self-doubt and live a life filled with God's grace. She examines the story of Moses to think about strategies for personal betterment, including the concept of staying in a personal place of refuge after failure, and accepting faults, as Moses did with his slow speech and angry temperament. Pope blends biblical lessons about failure and fear with profiles and personal stories about experiencing God's love during difficult times, such as following the death of a loved one, or her own feelings after the rejection of a book that was already completed and promised to be published. Thought-provoking writing prompts allow readers to respond to how each chapter's topic applies to their own relationship with God. Pope's steely advice to trust God's plan despite failures, faults, and fears will appeal to Christian readers looking for an inspirited testament to God's power.