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Personal Limits

17 Apr

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A thought: Everyone has limits – and that isn’t a bad thing – it’s simply true.

Examine your capabilities…maybe you see in yourself a mad pursuit of one thing and then another. Stop.

Maybe you’re in a place where by faith you are prepared to trust that God has ordered your steps according to his own purposes. If that is so, then be patient and enjoy life as God gives it.

If on the other hand your limitations are self-imposed, then do something about it and move on with your new life. How can you do that you ask?

First: Focus Your Mind on Christ. Concentrate on him. If you look beyond whatever is going on in your life you will find Christ. Have you ever wondered how Christ made it through the pain and agony of the cross? He did a couple of things that you can do as well. First, pray – actually cry out. “He cried out to the one who was able to save him and he was heard because of his reverent submission.” No one gets a hall pass from learning obedience. Second, submit to God’s will. “Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered….” Heb. 5:7-8. Third, focus on the joy set before you. “…who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame…” Heb. 12: 3 So, focus your heart. Truth is that you can put up with anything so long as you have focus: cross, shame, whatever. 

Second: Run with Perseverance. Don’t run aimlessly. That’s how Jesus did it. Keep your eyes on the finish line. “Run the race marked out for us.” Heb. 12:1 In other words live life intentionally. Do you know what race you are supposed to be running? Have you noticed the markers?

Third: Throw off everything that is hindering you. Like a runner, strip down and commence to running. Just take the next step. For sure, dump sin: whether its attitudes or habits, dump them…because they are weighing you down unnecessarily. About the sin thing…Jesus said if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off…you’ve read that before (Matthew 5:30). Obviously, don’t actually cut off your hand! Jesus meant that we should deal drastically with sin…as is necessary. He is addressing how you think and what you love. Hey, even a blind man can lust. Most of all, he knew that the more you love the Lord, the more you will seek to please him.

“Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God. 20 They seldom reflect on the days of their life, because God keeps them occupied with gladness of heart.” – Ecclesiates 5:19-20

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1 Comment

Posted by on April 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

One response to “Personal Limits

  1. Elsa

    May 2, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    This is so timely! Thank you! God bless!

     

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