OK, I’m not talking about my elementary school band teacher OR “Harry Potter’s” deceased father…
This story is a shade of another Mr. Potter who makes it to the homes of many TV viewers at least once a year around Christmas time.
You’ve seen “It’s A Wonderful Life”. Yes, I’m talking about THAT Mr. Potter. Additionally, you remember when the bank examiner is looking for the “missing” $8,000? George is desperate and he is listening to Mr. Potter as our “villain” continues to belittle him.
I’m talking about all of the Mr. Potter’s out there that I’ve tried to cash in the life insurance policy with – every time you or I needed direction.
Mr. Potter’s interest is the domination of George Hatch. And George is buying it as he chooses to see himself as Mr. Potter describes him—instead of the view from his heart. George, in a moment of desperation, turns not to his friends but to Mr. Potter for help. He forgets that he has a world full of beautiful friends that would be there in an instant if they knew something was amiss.
I sometimes feel like that and I’ve worked with others that experience the same thing. It is as if the gifts we have are of little value on this earth and we look for other ways to cash in the policy; cashing in pursuing other business ventures primarily. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for multiple streams of income, but not at the expense of forsaking our greater purpose in life. If that doesn’t come first—well it’s like the sounding brass without love.
The thing is – I, we ask for the Mr. Potter’s of this world to TELL US we’re worthless. They only have the power to affect us because we give it to them. So the next time someone tries to steel your dream, tell you you’re in the wrong business or not good enough, puts you down because you’re “different” … whatever your “Mr. Potter” is telling you—remember this—it’s your choice to stay and listen.
Make a choice to remember just how loved you are today.