“Despite all . . overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loved us.” Romans 8:37 NLT
“Neither history nor adversity sets the limits of your life.”
My thoughts today are about “taking the limits off.”
Knowing God and knowing that God loves you is the single most assuring thing you will ever find in life. There is enough about life that is uncertain and unknown, therefore much in life of which you feel unsure. So you try to find things that will give security, usually things that don’t work, after all your best efforts and sincere hopes. What have you tried that didn’t work for you?
The course of my life and ministry was changed some years ago when a businessman asked me, “What would you have wanted to accomplish for God these past years if money and circumstances were not an issue?” The answer to that question resulted in the most challenging and daring ten years of my life, and the most exciting years of ministry. He offered me the opportunity to view life without limits. A friend was asking, but it turns out that God was speaking – inviting me to dream with Him, taking the limits off.
I did not know at the moment of opening my heart how demanding and faith-requiring those next years would be for me and others in that faith venture. Yet, there has never been a time that I was more assured of God’s love and nearness, nor felt more secure in the path of opportunities and challenges God set before us. Always remember, God is not limited by your limitations.
God’s people, Israel, would not enter a land of fullness and plenty because they “limited the Holy One of Israel.” Read Psalm 78:3-41 NKJV. Faithlessly, they imposed their imagined limits on a God who has none. See Ephesians 3:20/Matthew 19:26. Neither history nor adversity sets the limits of your life; your boundaries are self-imposed within the confines of your uncertainties and insecurities you allow.
You can try many things to overcome those, but the one certain way is to be convinced of God’s loving intention, limitless power, and inexhaustible love for you. When you take your limits off God, He becomes unlimited in you. “I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources he will give you mighty inner strength through his Holy Spirit.” Ephesians 3:16 NLT. You can’t do everything as you please, but through you, God can do anything He pleases to do.
Make no mistake, you will still face challenges and circumstances, but “despite all . . overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loved us . . nothing can separate us from His love.” Romans 8:31-39 NLT.
My prayer for you today is to live without limits in your confidence in God.