Endless Potential Through My Limitless God

BY: PEYTON JADE GOTTSCHALK

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It might be a bit cliché to start my post off by saying this… but I am going to go with it anyways.

When I think of the word “potential” I think of Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

The more I think about it, this is my life motto. There is absolutely nothing I cannot do when I have the Spirit of the Lord dwelling within me. The king of kings created me to reflect Him. He breathed life into me so I may walk out this life in a similar fashion to the man who created the heavens and the earth.  

We are a people destined for great things. Not just the mundane tasks of life, but big things. We are meant to partner with God and His will for our lives, so He may bless our hands as we create. We are meant to dream with our Father, so He may answer our greatest prayers for this life.

The best part about our God is He sets no boundaries. He doesn’t tell us what is possible and what is not. People told Jesus He would not be risen from the grave, so He came back after death to walk amongst the living again. He has NO limit to what He can do. This is why the Word tells us the truth—we can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens us.

In knowing my God is the source of my potential, I have set no limits for myself.

When people ask me what I want to do with my life I don’t just say one thing because I would be lying to them. I don’t just want to be a journalist or a good wife or a follower of Christ for all of my days. I have greater potential than that.

My dreams to be a journalist who tells the stories of people across the nations, while being a mother to many, is not too big for my God to bring to life.

My desire to own a coffee shop that brings a new touch of light into the community, while partnering with my husband to lead well in ministry, is not too absurd of a goal to my God.

My hope to use my knack for interior design to renovate homes alongside Roy, as he engineers the structure from the ground up, while we grow closer to the Lord and reflect Him to each person we meet, is not too far fetched for my God to bless us in doing.

I can do all of these things in this lifetime and MORE with the God of the universe as my shepherd.

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.” Psalm 23:1


Peyton is a freelance journalist who strides through every day with a little coffee and a lot of Jesus. If she’s not scribbling away in a journal at a corner café she is probably watercolor painting, baking pastries or exploring new hobbies.