The spiral in the plant above indicates to some extent the shape and size of its final growth, but it doesn't really do it justice.  When the spiral is unwound, the spread and size of the eventual feature is surprising as well as beautiful.  We say the plant has great potential, and we are right.  How much more potential has God put into each of us, the ones He calls His handiwork?  He is not going to scrimp or even be modest in the potential he desires to release in each of us.  Whatever we believe about ourselves, God's plans allow for greater potential, greater growth if we are willing to let the master gardener do His complete work in us.  Look what He did with several fishermen, and a tax collector.  He can and will do the same for us, if we are willing.  That's the big question, how willing are we to be guided, no shaped,, by the hand of God?  I suspect the amount of growth we have depends mostly upon how yielded we are to Him.  It is easy for me to ask how yielded we are, but it is another matter entirely when I have to decide how much I will yield to Him.  The greater my yield the greater my satisfaction.  Lord, help me to be totally yielded to You.

What Is Our Potential?

Ephesians 2:10

"For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." (NIV)