Lids On Our Lives

So much of what has happened in history was once beyond imagination, which shows how limits in our minds and hearts can create lids on our lives. Here are some examples of what some people once said that must have seemed reasonable at the time, but looking back it is clear that the limitations were in their thinking and believing, in their head and heart, not in reality.

      • Simon Newcomb, an astronomer in 1902 said, “Flight by machines heavier than air is impractical and insignificant, if not utterly impossible.”
      • Grover Cleveland, president of the United States, said, “Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.”
      • Harry Warner of Warner Bros. Pictures in 1927 said, “Who wants to hear actors talk anyway?”
      • Ken Olsen, president of Digital Equipment Corporation, said in 1977, “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.”

Limits are broken and lids are lifted by people who have great hope and big dreams … 

      • In a time when segregation was the norm, Rosa Parks broke a racial barrier by sitting in and refusing to move from the “whites only” section of the bus.
      • For years the four-minute mile seemed unreachable, and then in 1954 a young student at Oxford University, Roger Bannister, stunned the world by breaking the four-minute barrier.
      • In this generation, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs have both led barrier breakthroughs in technology that have revolutionized the world.
      • Chuck Yeager, an American test pilot, defied fear and doubts to become the first human to break the sound barrier.

You see, “with God nothing is impossible.” If we want to experience all that God has for his, we need to keep our minds and hearts open to the possibilities that seem impossible. Rather than accepting the self-imposed limits that a lot of people place on themselves, we have to keep imagining the possibilities and believe that with God all things are possible. They are!

Limits are broken and lids are lifted by people who have big dreams.

God’s power and His guidance and direction are not needed when you are settled and satisfied. If you are seeking comfort, safety, and security then your mind and your heart will no longer think and believe outside the box. You have then put a lid on your life. A glass ceiling that hems you in and limits what potential God has placed in you. To remove the lid we need to use our faith and imagination to stretch and reach beyond our current conditions and comfort zones. 

Don’t get stuck in the “good old days” and miss out what God has for you today and tomorrow.

Think beyond where you are. Keep reminding yourself to avoid limiting thoughts. Remind your self to not settle for life as you now experience it. Reach beyond today. Keep believing that God has more for you! And that with Him nothing – absolutely nothing – is impossible. God’s plan for you is that you will walk in faith into your future – a future that is amazing and awesome where you will constantly experience His presence and His power as you pursue His plan and purpose for your life. A plan and purpose which requires us to remove the lid on our life. To live lid-less hand-in-hand with Jesus!.