NO LIMITATIONS – Part 3
Father, here I am to worship, here I am to bow down, and here I am to say that You’re my God. I honour You Lord and I love You with all my heart! Amen!
This article is Part 3 on the topic of No Limitations. Part 1 addressed the issues around the fact that God created us in His image and He already gave us victory when Jesus died on the cross for us. He confirmed in His Word in Philippians 4:13 that we can do everything through Christ who strengthens us. Hence, when we are in Christ there are no limitations to what we can do or achieve. If we believe this, we need to get rid of any limitations that might exist in our minds, for in Christ our hearts have already been set free from any limitations.
Part 2 included personal testimonies on how God wants us to make decisions to step out of our comfort zones and take a step in faith. He wants us to live our deliverance in Christ, to have confidence in His Word and to be obedient in giving without limitations. We need to remember that once we stop allowing limitations of this world to dictate to us, then we will experience and live in the freedom God intended us to live in. If you missed Part 1 and 2, you can read it by clicking here!
If in agreement that there are no limitations with God and hence no limitations to what we can achieve, then it takes us to the next step of taking action. It is great to hear the truth and good news that we are created in God’s image (Gen 1:27) and that we can do everything through Christ who lives in us (Phil 4:13). The question is then, what are we doing with this truth?
About 2 weeks prior to this article, I received confirmation from the Lord on something I have been waiting for. I have a prophetic painting in my study which was painted by the artist HannaH in South Africa many years ago. She painted me climbing out of a boat and then standing on the water with God’s angels on my side in the water. The side that I climbed out from was painted as the Old Jerusalem and at the back in the water, she painted the New Jerusalem. I have been wanting to work for the Lord full time for many years and saw the painting as a prophetic step that I had to take by leaving my current job and entering full time into ministry.
However, I never received confirmation on this from the Lord. Towards the end of August 2016, God started speaking to me about No Limitations. The Holy Spirit inspired me to start writing the 3 articles on No Limitations. It was important that we start off again realizing who God is and who we are in Him. As sons and daughters of THE King, we have no limitations as Christ lives in us. God never intended for us to be “small” or insignificant, neither to live a life full of worry and limitations. He intended for us to be free and to live with His authority in a world full of challenges.
Many of us living in Christ know who we are. The question however is, do we exercise our authority as God intended us to do? As I walked into my study about a week ago, the Holy Spirit revealed to me the meaning of the prophetic painting and it was clear that it had everything to do with No Limitations. I realised that me getting out of the boat was not about changing jobs but that it was about stepping out in faith in what God wants and expects from me. I realised that although I love the Lord, believe in Him and His Word, I was living a life with limitations.
It was revealed to me that one foot was outside the boat, yet I never climbed out of the boat as God intended for me to do. I was serving Him and ministering for His Kingdom, but from a comfort zone within the boat. Yes, He was in the boat with me, but He was also outside the boat, waiting for me. I realised that there is so much more that God wants me to do for Him and if I am prepared to step out of the boat, I will see and be part of miracles that I only read and dreamt of.
We need to know that God loves us and blesses us from the moment we accept Christ. He is pleased with us when we work for Him. However, I believe that if we want to see more miracles, healing and blessings in our lives and the lives of the ones we pray for, we need to start living a life without limitations. I want to do what Jesus said in John 14:12: “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” Hence, I have taken the step to climb out of the boat for I am no longer happy with a mediocre life in Christ. I no longer want more of Jesus and less of me. I want all of Jesus and nothing of me. I realised that this meant not only was it enough that I gave my life to Jesus, I had to die to myself so that Christ is all in me; my every thought and every action.
I realised that once the decision was made, there should be no fear, no insecurity, and no worry about what people will say, do or think. The only thing that matters is what God says. Him in me, and I in Him 100%. My first instruction was to change the way I pray. If God says no limitations, then it means no limitations. I know I am in Christ and Christ in me. I know I can do everything through Christ in me. I am no longer of this world and therefore people might look at me funny and say things about me. There is only one truth; God’s truth.
Yes, I am not perfect and yes I make mistakes. However, in Christ I am forgiven and free. I am not accountable to this world and neither to the people of this world. Hence, nothing should then stand in my way to minister to and pray for people. I am not talking about judging people, I am talking about loving people and showing them Christ. With the help of God and the Holy Spirit being with me every step of the way, I am now no longer restricted to the boat and therefore I minister and pray wherever I go. Never again do I want to be restricted and live a life of limitations.
Dear reader, how about you? Are you still inside the boat or have you stepped out? Are your facing restrictions or are you free? Are you concerned with what people might say or are you acting in faith? If we agree that there are no more limitations, then nothing should stand in the way of God’s miracles manifesting in and through our lives. He wants all of us to be His vessels and to share His love by taking action in such ways as to bring people to repentance, salvation, healing and to live a life without limitations.
Sometimes it is saying hello to the one next to you on the bus, a smile, taking food to those in need, listening to someone’s heart, visits in the hospital and praying for healing. Whatever we need to do, let’s just be bold and take action. Once we have taken the step in faith, climbing out of the boat, we won’t just walk on water, we will soar on eagles wings (Isa 40:31).
Love in Christ, Princess K