Life Without Limits

I feel like the last few months have been a blur. Now that the holidays are over, I feel like time has slowed down. For me at least, not so much for my toddler. It seems like every day he learns new words, does things he has never done before, and lives his little life to the fullest. He is a great example of living life with no limits. If there is something new to discover, he is right there testing the boundaries to see how far he can go.

When it comes to our faith and relationship with God, we should have that same fearless mindset. I read somewhere in a book about how we tend to limit God in our lives. We say, “sure God, I’ll go to church, I’ll give to the needy, I’ll pay my tithes…. just don’t make me go out of my comfort zone.” We hold on to material things, we care too much about what people may think, we give God his hour on Sunday and then we go on our merry way. I was really taken aback by reading that, mostly because I didn’t realize how much I was limiting God.

One thing I’ve learned- you cannot only give part of yourself to the Lord and expect Him to open the heavens and rain down blessings. Most importantly, God has a plan and purpose for your life. If you fully submit to God and allow Him to be completely active in your life, imagine the amazing things he can lead you to do for His kingdom here on earth!

Most of us have that desire within us to always have control. We try to protect ourselves and not do things that will harm us physically (obviously) or emotionally. We are afraid to give to much too the Lord because we are afraid that we may be judged or that we may lose our possessions. I’ve had those thoughts; what if God asked me to give all I had? What if he wanted me to sell my car, my house, or change jobs? And I’ll be honest, if he ever asked me to do any of that, I would be afraid. However, in growing in my relationship with God I have learned to hold firm to Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” God is love ( 1 John 4:16) and he wants only the best from us and for us.

I was able to find a few minutes to sneak away for some alone time with God, and I asked the Holy Spirit to fully take control of my life. I made a commitment to God, that I was ready to stop limiting him, and I was ready to do whatever it is He wants me to do on this earth.
Side note- I always feel like I’m bragging when I say things about any type of growth in my Christian life, and that is never my intention. I am in awe of how my life has totally been transformed and given a whole new meaning, and I want every person to be able to experience that type of fulfillment- you can’t get it anywhere else!

Now let me preach just a minute- stop limiting God. Stop putting Him last, stop hindering Him from transforming your heart. Let Him change you, let Him love you. In every decision, in every situation, seek God’s will. There is nothing here on earth greater than the reward awaiting God’s people in heaven.
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