In Touch Daily Devotional
by Dr. Charles Stanley
April 18, 2008 - Living Beyond Our Limitations - Isaiah 55:8-9
Welcome to the In Touch Devotional.
Before pushing clients to a new level of “personal best,” sports trainers will sometimes have them close their eyes. They know people can be limited by what they see. When sight is no longer an obstacle, athletes can often reach beyond what they originally thought possible.
Likewise, all of us create limitations in our lives based on personal experiences and limited knowledge. We might dismiss the idea of giving to others, because our finances seem tight. We might allow fear of failure, harm, or rejection to keep us from living fully for the Lord. But God isn’t constrained by our boundaries. He wants us to be and do all that He has planned.
So, identify what you view as limitations. Is something holding you back from a rich prayer life and intimacy with God? What’s keeping you from sharing the gospel or living a Godly life? Perhaps you’re letting personal details, like age, health, or education, hold you back.
Release yourself from these boundaries by confessing them to God. Then yield every aspect of your life to His will. Despite our human flaws, God’s power is “perfected in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 says the Holy Spirit enables believers with the same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead.
Romans chapter 8:25 gives us the last step to live beyond our limitations. We should wait expectantly for what the Lord will do. Faith is the belief in what we cannot see. Is your limited sight keeping you from living God’s best?
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