Limitations or Possibilities
You should never live according to what you lack. Instead, live as though you can do anything you dream of doing. Even when you suffer a setback or a tragedy, there is often an unexpected, totally improbable, and absolutely impossible benefit to be realized. It may not happen right away. You may at times wonder what good could possibly come of it. But, as a disciple of the Lord, trust that it all happens for good – even tragedies can turn into triumphs. The Bible states, “All things work together for good …” ALL things – the good, the bad and the ugly.
As disciples of the Lord we are never to look at our limitations – financial, social, relational, mental, physical… Again, the Bible states, “You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.” We need to believe that. Accept that and make it personal. Act on that. And, as a result move forward into God’s perfect will for your life. The Bible states, “All things are possible…” and we need to live with and in that hope and trust God for the rest.
I love what “Life Without Limits” author Nick Vujicic states (he was born without limbs – arms or legs)… “Most of the time I rest assured that God is looking out for me and my life. I’ll give you a clue about the strength of my trust (in God): I have a pair of shoes in my closet! I truly believe it is possible that someday I will be able to wear them and walk in them. It may happen, It may not. But I believe the possibility is there.” I like that kind of approach to life and the future.
In my own life – I am doing things and going places I would have never dreamed possible – all because I have looked to the possibilities and not the limitations. I have limited strength as I am a senior citizen, limited finances as I worked as a pastor all of my working life on little to no salary, limited contacts as I have never built a mailing list for my ministry, limited opportunities to minister as few have ever heard of me… And, yet the possibilities are without limits.
I have been working for two days on the trips that need planning and scheduling for the fall and winter months. I could be overseas 90+% of my time if I could handle it relationally, physically, and financially. There are three new countries that have opened up to our ministry and which have invited us to come. Russia has enough invites established for this ministry to take five visits to accomplish. And there are numerous opportunities in the other nations I am honored to work in – Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Belarus…
And, of course, I could look at financial and physical limitations and say no to many of them because few trips yet even pay for the expenses incurred. But, I chose to look at the possibilities and not the limitations and simply believe God for whatever I am lacking or the ministry is missing at that point in time. Because, with God all things are possible. And, I believe that!
The Bible says, “be it done unto you according to your faith.” What are you believing for? And the answer to that is determined by whether you are looking at your limitations or your possibilities.
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