Releasing Your Potential by Bill Leckie
God has formed and fashioned every person with the potential necessary to partner with Him, fulfill His plans and purposes, and live a life of meaning and fulfillment.
This potential is what He sees when He looks at us and it is what He speaks to in each of us. Throughout scripture we find the Lord speaking to the potential that He sees in the individual rather than what seems obvious on the surface. When He looked at Gideon, He saw a mighty man of valor and spoke to him as such. Jesus looked at Simon(meaning small pebble) and saw Peter(meaning foundation stone). As a result Jesus changed Simon's name to Peter. He views us through the eyes of a master craftsman and loving Father. He speaks to what is potential and therefore possible for each of us in this life. The issue for us is choice. The difference between the sense of fulfillment and awareness of a meaningful, purpose filled life in each of us is less about our potential and more about our decisions.