“God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27
We’re all capable of much more than we think we are.
When I was in high school we had a track coach who tried to convince us that there is no limit how fast a person can run. We thought he was out of his mind, of course. Who, for example, could ever imagine someone running a hundred-yard dash in, say, three seconds? Truth is, though, the coach was not out of his mind, he was simply challenging the limitations we held in our own minds. Plus, there was validation for his theory – an event that occurred on May 6, 1954 in Oxford, England when Roger Bannister became the first runner in recorded history to run a mile in less than four minutes. Prior to that there had been a universal belief that it was physically impossible for a human being to run a mile that fast. . . But we’re all capable of much more than we think we are.
Who will ever forget, even if only from history, President John F. Kennedy’s famous speech to a joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961. “I believe,” he said, “that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before the decade is out of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.” Was he out of his mind, many thought at the time? No, like my old coach he was simply challenging the limitations we held in our own minds. And we all know the rest of the story. On July 20, 1969, before the end of the decade, Apollo 11 landed the first humans on the moon before returning safely to earth on July 24. . . We’re all capable of much more than we think we are.
What parent has not recognized more potential in their children than their children are able to see in themselves? And if that’s true about parents and children, imagine the potential God must see in each one of us. For, “God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him.” Therefore, doesn’t it stand to reason that if we are made in the image of the Omnipotent God, that we’re capable of much more than we think we are? Consider that when you face your next challenge. I’ll bet you’ll discover that you are much more capable than you ever realized.