Potential is one of those intangibles that is of utmost importance. The goal of any project, any career, any life, is to grasp onto it’s full potential, to discover 100% of all it’s possibilities. The problem with this, is today in our culture we are thinking so small. We preach that we believe in excellence, but only to an extent. We set ‘reasonable goals’ to keep them within reach so there is almost no chance of failure. We are told to be the best we can be, as long as it’s within reason.
When we subscribe to the world’s view of excellence, when we accept this view of potential, we fail to believe in the extravagant, the unimaginable, the unbelievable. But the truth is, a God born idea, or a life surrendered to God, at the moment it is birthed, is inherently given the potential to do the unfathomable. God accomplishes what the powers of this world cannot. He’s in the business of creating the extravagant, the unimaginable, the unbelievable. When we begin to change our perception of what we think is possible, we look at what we used to think was 100% of our potential, and realize we were only really giving 60. God brings us to the 100% that really is 100%.
The limits of our potential that we set in our minds dictate the limits our potential will reach in our lives. God is interested in blowing the roof off of our limits and moving our thinking onto an entirely new track. This is a track where the blind see, and the lame walk, a track where we, mere broken humans, have the potential to not only shake our relationships, but our community, nation, and the world at large, for the glory of God’s kingdom.