If you had to look at your life right now and determine a limit on how you were going to move forward in say, buying a house. You might write down on a list that you want a three bedroom house, with two and a half baths and a two car garage and you want to spend no more than $150,000. Or another example may be you want a new job that is full-time, have a good salary, with medical benefits, and flexible hours. It is not bad to establish a plan, in fact the examples I have listed are great for trying to draw up a strategy on how to move forward in life. Here’s the thing though, we have to understand that although it is good to lay out a blueprint for ourselves, it is not good for us to put limitations on it. Simply put, there are no limits when it comes to the things of God and the people of God. While you want that 3 bedroom house, God could desire to bless you with a 6 bedroom house. Or, while you are still in an apartment paying rent every month thinking you could never afford to actually purchase a home or qualify for a mortgage loan, God is saying not only will I bless you so you can afford it, I will also restore and build up your credit rating. You want a full-time job with good benefits working for someone else, when God could want you to have your own business. I think it is just the way we are programmed to put limits on things, but we have to reprogram our thoughts and realize that when we put limits on any part of our present situation or future, we are putting limits on God.
How do we go about reprogramming our thoughts? You start by including God in the planning process. Talk to Him. Ask God what He wants for you. As you make your plans, let Him know it is what you want but that you believe that if it is His will you can get even more. When I first started this Blog, it was simply my desire to share my thoughts with people all over the world and allow God to use me to take His word to the nations. Before doing it though, I had to really get in a place where I could hear from God. I was able to share my plans with Him, but I knew right off the bat that the blog was only the beginning. I refuse to put any limits on what this website can do because I trust with a sincere heart that God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all I can ever begin to ask or even think. When we limit our dreams and goals, we limit God. We limit what we believe Him to be capable of doing in all areas of our lives.
What is it that you are wanting? What are your goals? If you don’t have any, I challenge you to establish some in every area of you life (family, work, finances, health, etc). Now, when you come up with the answer to these questions, my next challenge to you is to include God! Talk to Him about all of it and take off all the limitations you have set for yourself. For example, if you want to make more money this year, it is ok to say you want at least $50,000, but trust and believe that God can do more. In other words, make your goals the minimum and let God add the maximum. #iDeclare #nolimitstowhatGodcando
Father God in the name of Jesus, I come humbly first and foremost repenting. Please forgive me for putting limitations on you and what you want for me in this life. I believe that there is nothing to hard for you Lord. I decree and declare that I will include you in all my dreams and goals set for my life and what I set is only the minimum, while what you add is the maximum. Oh Lord my prayer is that you would bless me indeed and enlarge my territory. As I write the vision and make it plain, I will include you in every aspect of it. I trust and believe you God for great and mighty things. In Jesus name, Amen.
Ephesians 3:20 NKJV “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us”
Habakkuk 2:2 KJV “And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.”