"And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it." -Matthew 16:18
Have you ever doubted someone else's potential? Or have you ever doubted yourself? Have you ever said to yourself, "I don't possibly see how God could use me... I have so far to go."
Well, the good news is, God is always looking at our future potential. He doesn't care that we have this or that issue going on in our life. He sees the finished product - when we've gone through what we've needed to go through to be refined. He sees us at our best - in our complete capacity.
There are many people who didn't believe they could do what God called them to in the Bible. Moses, Abraham & Sarah, Gideon, and Jonah are just a few. But God called them anyway - even though they were often not "assignment-ready" material when He called them.
What about the people you encounter? What about the people you lead? Do you see their future potential? Do you see what God is calling them to be? I get so excited when I think about the potential that God placed in people, to change cities, nations, or even just their own families due to the changes that are happening within them.
A wise person once said, "God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called." Why not ask Him to show you a glimpse of the potential in yourself today? Why not ask Him that about others you encounter, and those you are called to serve? God sees us for who we are becoming, but He loves us for where we are now.