And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. Genesis 1:31
Potential- being a possibility, not an actuality; anything that may be possible.
We all have the potential to do something great in our life. Whether we live up to it or not is a personal choice. We are told that everything God made was/is good. Including us. My question for you today is: What do you do when someone you love is not living up to their full potential?
One must realize that there are steps that must be taken for one to change. These steps include but are not limited to
the following: acknowledgement, acceptance, effort, endurance. We have to first acknowledge that we have the potential to become whoever or whatever we want. With discipline and hard work we can accomplish whatever to set our minds to. If we have Jesus in the equation, we can accomplish the impossible. Then we have acceptance- we need to accept the truth that we can, even if there are facts telling us differently. Thirdly, we have effort- you will have to put forth some effort to accomplish goals that have been set. Last, but definitely not least, endurance- we need to understand that it will not take place over night. That depending on what the goal is, it could take months even years to meet it.
The bottom line is, regardless to what we see in our loved ones, if they don't see it, or believe in themselves, or who God says they are, they will not live up to their full potential. Does that mean for us to give up on them? No. It just mean that we have to continue to pray for them and move out of the way. Sometimes we think we are helping when in actuality, we are hindering. God will not touch a situation that we have our hands on. We need to let go and let God have His way!
Remember: Potential is a possibility, not an actuality. Just because it hasn't happen, doesn't mean that it won't; nor does it mean that it will. IT JUST POSSIBLE!
The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. Luke 18:27