Sent on March 22, 2017
Greetings to all:
The first job outside my home that I remember is working for an older neighbouring farmer, helping him harvest a crop of hay. I was only a young lad and I wasn’t sure of what I could do or what I was expected to do.
This farmer got me to go in the loft where the hay escalator would take the bales of hay into the barn. It was a hot July day and it was hot in that hayloft.
The farmer didn’t seem to have much compassion on the young lad in the loft. He just kept putting those bales on the escalator at a rate too fast for me. As hard as I tried, I couldn’t keep up and at last I just had to admit that I couldn’t do it, so I let the bales bounce back down the escalator and it was only then that the farmer slowed down.
Christians like to quote the apostle Paul when he wrote, “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me” (Philippians (4:13). I wonder if Paul was ever in a hayloft with a maniac farmer on the other end of a hay escalator.
While I too quote this scripture, I do realize that we have physical limitations. We live in earthly bodies, and although they are incredibly designed, we must honour the limits that our bodies can handle.
Now when it comes to faith and believing God for the things that He said we are entitled to, the limits are much broader. The only limitations we have are when we dishonour God and forget what He has already done for us.
Psalm 78:41-42 tells us how the nation of Israel put limits on God: “Yes, again and again they tempted God, And limited the Holy One of Israel. They did not remember His power: The day when He redeemed them from the enemy.”
Stop and think of what God has already done for you and let those thoughts build faith in you for what He will do in the future. Stop and look what the Lord has done. Whatever you are going through today, make sure you take off any limits you have placed on God and get into the area of no limits.
You are special… love… pb
P.S. Here is an inspiring article about overcoming some of the common limitations we feel in our lives: 4 Things That Are Holding You Back from Your Destiny: Shifting Your Paradigm