Each person is given something to do that shows who God is: Everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits.
1 Corinthians 12:10 (MSG)

Anyone have Maximizer in their top five strengths?

Raise your hands high and proud because you guys are amazing. Maximizers are the people that see strengths in others and believe that everyone has the potential to be excellent. They are the best combination of coach, counselor, and cheerleader. Anyone who made anything of their life likely had a trusty Maximizer sidekick.

We all need someone to come alongside us and help us develop our potential. The cool thing is that because we’re all interconnected in the body of Christ, as we nurture the gifts we see in others, we all benefit. When one of us succeeds, we all succeed, and the world gets to see the light of Jesus shine through us. So, consider this post your Maximizer pep talk — bible edition. We’ve pulled some verses that reveal what God thinks about your potential and how you can develop it into a true strength.

  • Proverbs 22:29 (MSG) “Observe people who are good at their work— skilled workers are always in demand and admired; they don’t take a backseat to anyone.” (This verse serves as a reminder to work hard at your craft because excellence never goes unnoticed by God or unrewarded.)
  • Exodus 31:1 (MSG) “I’ve filled [her] with the Spirit of God, giving [her] skill and know-how and expertise in every kind of craft to create designs…” (See that creatives? No more blank-page phobia. The Spirit of God is your endless source of inspiration.)
  • 2 Timothy 2:21 (MSG) “Become the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing.” (There’s an incentive for maximizing your strengths: God will use them to bless others, and in the process of giving, we are blessed.)

Choose one of the scriptures above that most encourages you. Write it out on an index card and post it somewhere in your workspace. Refer to it often for when you need an extra kick of inspiration.