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February 11, 2017, 12:00 AM

Limitations are not our enemy, they're our opportunity.


Have you ever felt like God was calling you to do something in your life, but you didn’t have the resources or time to do it? You thought to yourself if only I had more ________ it would solve all of this. Limitations are not our enemy, they’re our opportunity. If we view them as challenges to meet, opportunities to seize, or doors to new ways of seeing we can overcome them.

“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1
In life, we have seasons and every one of these seasons has its unique joys as well as pains. With God help we see better our limitations as they truly are blessings. In times of change, things are new and the joy is in seeing things develop. God is shaping things the way He wants but, usually we start focusing on the crisis of the moment more than the future He is building for us. Thinking about our season as an opportunity helps correct our attitude.

“I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to rejoice and to do good while they live.” Ecclesiastes 3:10-12
The point is that our approach can cripple us if we are too negative about the season we find are in. Discipline helps us to see the season of you are in is controlled by God not ourselves. We are not the savior of our situation–God is! We cannot quell the chaos, only He can. If you are in a season of change it is likely to be painful, not the blissful utopia you want your life to be. If our eyes are open, there are still joyous and meaningful moments to experience. We can’t control our circumstances, but we can control our attitude towards them. If we prayed more about our attitude and approach than our painful circumstances we will see more answers–although, this is not our nature most of the time. We want the limitations around us to change, not us! Change your attitude and you might be shocked at what follows. We can choose limitations to be a friend or a foe.

This is my Prayer: Lord help me to control my attitude and rejoice in all seasons of my life. Help me to see my limitations as opportunities for You to show off in my life. Teach me to take every opportunity to rejoice in You, what are changing in my life ,and what You are calling me to. In Jesus name, amen.


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