A pickup truck passed me the other day with this written across the back windshield, “The older I get the faster I was.”
I tried to ignore the personal insult since he just passed me. I enjoyed the humor of it and tried to think which possible meaning the driver had in mind. Was he talking about the remembrance he had of past speed and how it becomes faster each year he ages? Or, does each passing year remind him of yet another loss in youthful physical prowess?
How close are you getting to your potential? Did you ever reach your potential?
A far more important question is, Do we limit the idea of potential to the physical and this life?
Think about this verse again:
“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; … God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” (Gen. 1:26-27 NAU)
Because we are made in the image of God, every human being has the potential for the likeness of God. We all have the potential for truth, goodness, love, forgiveness, kindness, all the things that are like God. We will never be too old to strive for our potential nor too young. We are to grow in it everyday.
So how are you doing in striving to reach you potential?