NO LIMITATIONS – Part 1
Father God, thank You that I can come and commit my all and everything into Your hands once again. You are my life, my everything and I worship You with all my heart. Jesus Christ thank You for saving me and Holy Spirit thank You that You live inside of me. I give You my every thought and action. Be my everything in everything! Amen!
In my own experience, when a child is born and grows up, the child at a young age does not see limitations. They run, they jump and when dad throws them up into the air, they just want to go higher. No limitations. They want to try everything and if you encourage them, they basically do everything, believing it is just fine. Once they become aware of danger and restrictions, then only limitations step in. If you tell them that the animal they play with is a dog, it is a dog and when something is for instance red, it is red. Only when you correct them or tell them different, will they see and believe different. Hence, as a child grow up in a loving home with parents serving Christ and bringing their children up according to God’s teaching, the child will have confidence to attempt everything but with advice and guidance from Godly parents, will know the difference between right and wrong and in what danger lies.
God is love and His love was shown to us by Him giving His son to save us (John 3:16). This is the love the Father has for us. No limitations to His love for us, as Jesus died for us even when we were sinners. Thank You Jesus!
We are created in God’s image (Gen 1:27) and that means from all areas of our life we are in His image, physically, intellectually, emotionally and creatively. Hence, not perfect as in being God, but perfect in the image of God. This is amazing because this means that according to Phil 4:13, we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength. Praise God!
Let us look at this again. God Almighty created us in His image, Jesus died for us when we were sinners and gave us the Holy Spirit to help us and guide us in the way we should live in the world we are in. God says we can do everything, not some things, everything, through Christ who gives us strength. Hence, dear reader, there are no limitations to what we can do and achieve when we are in Christ Jesus. None what so ever. This is the truth, the only truth! The question then, why do we experience so many limitations? I am not referring to the things the Bible tells us to stay away from and avoid as Christians. Those things are not limitations. I am talking about limitations to what we think we can do and achieve in this world in order to glorify God.
We need to realise that in God with Jesus living in us through the Holy Spirit, there are no limitations. How can a perfect God living in us have limitations? No, that is not possible. So there are no limitations in your heart and therefore it has to be limitations created in your mind. Hence, if they are in your mind, you are the one who allowed it to be entertained in your mind and therefore it means that you can stop it. Remember, satan can’t have your heart if your heart belongs to Jesus Christ. The good news is that satan can’t have any part of you for you belong to Christ in totality. He does however attack and he attacks our minds. Now a thought comes up and you have the ability and freedom of choice to decide what you do with that thought.
Let me use an example. You visit someone who lives in a lovely neighborhood, drives a lovely car and seems to have everything their heart desires. You look at everything and like what you see. Great! You start thinking how blessed these people are to have what they have. Great! You start thinking about your own life and feel not good enough, comparing. Not great! You see when the thought pops into the mind it is just a thought. When you entertain positive thought, it is good. However, when you entertain negative thought or any thought of not being good enough, jealousy, comparison, then you allow satan’s lies to filter deeper into your mind and when that happens, his lie feels like reality. When that happens, simply stop it in its tracks by saying NO! Submit to God, resist the devil, and he will and must flee from you (Jam 4:7).
Dear reader, remember that in Christ your heart has been purified and that means that your thoughts should be in line with your heart. Rom 12:2 says: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Ask the Holy Spirit to renew your every thought. Remember also, you have authority over your body and hence, over your thoughts. If limitations exist, you have set them by yourself. Yes, sometimes others speak terrible things over us, but you have the authority to cancel it in Jesus name and to not receive it as the truth, because it is not the truth.
What God has showed me in my own life and through His Word, the Bible, is that there are no limitations. If you believe that you can do something and achieve something, then you can! The soldiers looked at Goliath and was scared for they believed he was too big to overcome. David looked towards God and saw how great His God was and therefore it did not matter what Goliath looked like. He went into that battle, in faith and with the truth, which was why he concurred Goliath. Furthermore, if you don’t believe you can do or achieve something, you probably won’t and not because you can’t, because remember God already said you could; but because you believe you can’t.
Many people say the sky is the limit but I don’t agree. For me, with Christ, there are no limitations. If they do exist, they are in our minds, which means we are our own limitations.
Love in Christ, Princess K