Ah, but there's the trick, right? I can be, so long as what I want to be aligns with who Christ is making me to be. We all have, what was that, infinite potential.
So why is it that I am not what I want to be? Am I too lazy or selfish or apathetic or careless or foolish or hollow or base? Am I doing something wrong?
Ay, there's the rub, right? Burdened by failures and fears, losing sight of the goal and misunderstanding the way to get there. The presence of sin making us forget that we're free.
This is the race. Run not for your life but for a kind of freedom you can't yet understand. The things holding us back are not really there, they don't own us anymore.