Friday, October 26, 2012

Your limitations are blessings

Every season of your life comes with different sets of issues that could potentially fustrate you.  It's so important to live in the moment instead of constantly looking at what's coming next.  We miss out on so many blessing when we don't live in the moment.  I'm one of those people that was always looking for the "next thing".  I pray that I am changing.  Right now I have a 4 year old and a 5 month old and there are situations and challenges that come with this season of life for me.  I went through it when my 4 year old was a baby.  I can't find clothes to wear half the time, laundry's not done most of the time.  Getting clean clothes folded is just way to ambitious for me at this point.  The house is clean enough to be enjoyable most of the time I think.  Oh yeah and keeping myself clean is even a challenge these days.  I'm a stay-at-home mom with a 5 month old and a 4  year old who is also home with me from the time she gets out of school at 12:30.  So yes my hands are full with the kids alone.  Then you add discipling and doing daily devotionals, and learning abc's and 123's into the mix.  But see, it's how we respond to the challenges that matters to God. 

Every season has a test, God tests us to see if we will diligently heed the voice of the Lord our God.  Every season also has the supernatural blessing of God.  God will provide supernaturally for whatever season you are in.  Let me say that again "God will provide supernaturally for whatever you are lacking in whatever season you are in".

Like I said as we go through life and grow and excel in the Lord we are passing through different situations with different sets of problems associated with them.  Will you complain against God or will you diligently heed His voice in your life. 

See we want to fix things ourselves.  We want to accomplish things ourselves.  But God doesn't want that, He wants you to "wait on Him".  Understand this, the limitations we have in our lives are a strong tool that God uses to set boundaries in our lives and to bless us.  These limitations whether it be financial limitations, time limitations, physical limitations are the point at which we have to decrease and Jesus must increase.  These limistations are the lines where we crossover from the natural to the supernatural.  We can't do it in our own strength.  These limitations are the point where God stops getting some of the glory and starts getting all the glory.  See we need these limitations in our lives, God uses them to lead us to Him.  He wants to be there for us and do in our lives exceedingly and abundantly above all the we could ever ask our think, but it will only happen in the spectrum of our own limitations.

Today, do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind in this area.  Change the way you look at your own weaknesses and limitations today.  Instead of looking at them as something negative in your life.  Look at them as the best thing that ever happened to you because it's exactly where your blessing is everyday!!!

Isaiah 40:31

31 But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

2 Corinthians 12:9

9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

If you want power in your life, change the way you view your limitations and weaknesses.  Because the world teaches you that your power lies in your strengths.  But God teaches us that your power is in your weaknesses.  The "world" thinks this is foolishness.  But look at what God has to say about that:

25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Let God show Himself strong on your behalf.  Stop trying to prove that you are strong.  Let God show Himself strong on your behalf.  Wait on Him.  He is waiting for you to "wait on Him".  God will not move until you stop your striving.  God will not start until you stop.  He is waiting on you to wait on Him.

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