Five-Minute Friday – POTENTIAL         apples

“You have such great Potential!” Reminds me of a classic response from a teacher. You don’t have to say the student is good at any one particular subject matter, but that she has potential to be good at such & such. Maybe it’s a way of sugar-coating the fact that the student is either lazy, unmotivated, almost there, but not quite.

God tells us in His word over and over that we have great potential. Only he sincerely means what He says! We have such great potential because you and I are created in His image. And how can He be wrong, misguided, or tell a lie. None of those attributes can be connected with a loving heavenly Father.

He tells me he loves me, cares for, and wants only the best for me and my life. How can I not love and trust someone who only has my best interests in mind? A daughter of the Most High King. What more potential could one ask for? I know of no higher compliment than this. Lord. I don’t want you to be ashamed of me. Help me to strive to know you more and serve you better in this upcoming new month and season.

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.


This post is part of the weekly Five-Minute Friday link-up!

The prompt this week is: Potential

The assignment: Write for five minutes on the word of the week. This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. Just write.

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12 Responses to Potential

  1. michelle says:

    What potential we have as the beloved children of God! Thank you for your post. FMF12

    • teresaklasher says:

      Dear Michelle,

      You are so correct — beloved children of God with great potential! Thank you for sharing with me.

      Teresa K. Lasher

  2. Joanne Viola says:

    Teresa, thank you for bringing me to pray once again that God help me to serve Him better each and every day. And I think this is my very first time here so may I say, “I am happy to meet you!”

    • teresaklasher says:

      So happy to meet you too! Blessings to you & your family, Teresa

    • teresaklasher says:

      Dear Joanne,

      So happy to meet you as well. We are kindred sister spirits attempting to do His will in His strength. ‘Tis the only way, my friend.

      Teresa K. Lasher

  3. Lesley says:

    It’s amazing that God sees such potential in us! I think if we really believe that it can motivate us to fulfil that potential and seek to be all that he wants us to be!

    • teresaklasher says:

      Dear Lesley,

      I know – I marvel and ask what does he really see in me? His eyes and heart probe much deeper than any other. Seek and we shall find.

      Teresa K. Lasher

  4. Susan Shipe says:

    Teresa, God has great potential for each of us – I pray I am always a good steward of it. xo

    • teresaklasher says:

      We can pray for each other that we be a good steward of the time, money, and resources God so richly gives us!
      Teresa K. Lasher

  5. Through dying, I’m learning that God sees potential, I think, in the moments of our lives, and we fulfill it, in His Eyes (no other eyes count!) by dedicating our words and our actions to Him.

    #1 at FMF this week.


    • teresaklasher says:

      He sees great potential in you, Andrew. No other eyes count – great point!

      Teresa K. Lasher

  6. Janis Cox says:

    We had a similar thought about “potential”. ”
    God tells us in His word over and over that we have great potential. Agreed.
    Then I looked at why we don’t reach that potential always.
    #50 FMF

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