All of us have some kind of limitations. Some of us wrestle with those inabilities on a daily basis.
The Dictionary describes limitations as:
A limiting condition; restrictive weakness; lack of capacity; inability or handicap. Something that limits. A bound or restriction, the act of limiting, and the state of being limited.
Our limitations remind us of what we cannot do, show us our imperfections, and sometimes, hold us back and keep us down. Our limited conditions can keep us from going and doing those things we have a desire to do. They can keep us imprisoned, restricted, and burdened. Limitations, if we allow them, will keep us from going to that place God wants to take us and stop us from getting what He has for us.
Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. 3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way. 5 When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” (Luke 19:1-5, NIV)
Instead of looking at your limitations and what you can’t do, look at God’s unlimitedness. Let your limitations show you Christ. See His unlimited power. Zacchaeus could have made up his mind that he was going to forget about seeing Jesus. He could have listened to what people thought of him and walked away from receiving the best gift ever. His salvation! He was a disgrace in the eyes of his community, a sinner (Luke 19:7), but Zacchaeus heard about Jesus. He heard about the wonderful things Jesus had done and how He has compassion for the outcast, the rejected, the hurting, and sinners.
Zacchaeus heard about the miracles Jesus’ performed. He heard how, in His endless power, Jesus calmed a raging sea. He heard how He walked on water, changed a man from being insane into someone in his right mind. Zacchaeus heard how Jesus made a man walk; opened blinded eyes, made mute speak, and raised a man from the dead. And maybe what intrigued Zacchaeus, peaked his curiosity, gave him hope and courage to do whatever it takes to see Jesus was because he heard Jesus forgives sin.
Jesus Christ forgives all those who put their trust in Him. Jesus showed His great act of kindness and love by dying on the cross and taking our punishment. Though sin limits us, our faith in Jesus Christ, heals us and breaks those boundaries. His infinite mercy and grace was bestowed upon us at Calvary.
My sister, let your limitations point you to God. Let our limitations see Christ and His unlimitedness! His infiniteness! Maybe we can’t do, but God sure can! Maybe we don’t have, but surely God has it all. Only God can save. Only He can heal and deliver. He’s mighty to save! Only God can.
In your limitations, see God’s GREATNESS! See His unlimited POWER! See His great GRACE! See the ENDLESS LOVE He has for us and His FORGIVENESS that He shows us DAILY.
Don’t be discouraged by what you cannot do, beloved. Use what God has given you. Let the thought of what God can do, what He has done, and His immeasurable power keep you moving forward (Eph. 3:20-21).
God will use our limitation to do great things for His kingdom and for His glory.
Remember, with God, we can’t be stopped!
Happy Friday! Now go be unstoppable!!