Advent devotion: God’s potential
By Tom Eriksen
Growing up I found myself struggling for both acceptance and guidance. Not finding guidance, I took acceptance from the first group I found. I found myself going the wrong direction and not even realizing it. A few years later, I found myself in a tough spot. I was not involved with what went wrong, but those I associated with were. If it hadn’t been for two other kids known for being honest, I may have been in big trouble because of other so called friends.
A week later, my math teacher pulled me out of class and had a talk with me. This teacher changed the direction of my life. He believed in me and saw my potential – the same potential God knows is in me. It is my belief that God spoke through this teacher so I could live up to the life that God has given me.
All of you who fear God, come and listen. I will tell you what God has done for me (Psalm 66:16).
Tom is a sales manager at Jerry & Sparky’s Cycling and Fitness. He has lived in the Quad Cities all his life and enjoys his family and many sports.