Our main focus as children of God is to reach our spiritual potential. As this is achieved, our potential in other areas is also fulfilled. A potential is what is possible, but not yet actual. It’s what we have the ability to become, but have not yet achieved. It’s what we are capable of, but have not yet accomplished. It’s the power to be and do something that has not yet been in existence. Our spiritual potential is our transformation into the image of Jesus.
This spiritual potential can only be reached by the power of the Holy Spirit. This power dwells in us and is available to us. Christ in us is the hope of glory. As we yield to who God is in us, who we are in Him becomes increasingly noticeable. With every level of transformation, the not yet is made clear so that we reach for more continually.
The not yet gives us hope for our tomorrow and helps us move away from our yesterday. We learn to be content in whatever state we are, realizing that today was the not yet of yesterday and that the best is yet to come. We know there is more because of the unlimited potential we have in God. Even when we are not aware of it, Christ in us is being formed, from glory to glory!
1 Corinthians 2:9-10 “But as it is written: ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love him.’ But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.”