Potential!  by Paul Tuck

Philippians 4:13 says  “I CAN do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”

But notice it doesn’t say “I am doing all things…but I CAN do all things.”  This speaks of “potential.”

Potential.  What is it?  According to the dictionary: it is “Unrealized or undeveloped power.”  Its root word is “potent” suggesting great capability.  However, potential is not WORKING power, it is only POSSIBLE power.  I.e. In physics.  A rock on the top of a hill is POTENTIAL energy.  When it rolls down the hill it is KINETIC energy.  But a rock can sit on a hill for millennia and not demonstrate an ounce of energy or power.  And a Christian can sit a lifetime in a pew and never accomplish anything for Christ!

When you think about it, just about everything we see around us has potential.  I.e. $20 … What potential does a $20 bill have?  / A match… what is a single match stick capable of?

Potential speaks of possibility.  But remember, just because you CAN do something, doesn’t mean you WILL.

REFLECTION QUESTION:  What are some things you would like to do to better reach your potential?