George was well known and highly esteemed by the members of his church. By the world’s definition of success, he would be considered one who “had it made.” He had a comfortable life, his children settled into good careers, and was always available to serve the Lord whenever someone called upon him. He was well known for his faithfulness and fruitfulness.
Once he was asked, “What’s the source of your energy? How can you do so much for so many and never seem to tire?”
After thinking for a moment he replied, “It’s this - with Christ within me, and working through me, I refuse to accept any human limitations others may try to put on me.”
Paul once said, “I keep working toward that day when I will finally be all that Christ Jesus saved me for and wants me to be.” What a goal for each of us to adopt: being what Jesus saved us for and wants us to be! And, if it is in His plan for us, He can accomplish it through us!
When we fully realize and accept all that He has called us to be and to do, our lives will have no “human limitations.” Often when an opportunity to serve Him comes our way, our first response is to question our abilities or availability. But, He never calls us to do anything that is beyond our potential. If He asks us to do “it” He will empower us to accomplish “it!” Trust Him.
Prayer: Lord, may we have an unlimited view of what You would have us to be and do. Free us of self-imposed limitations that cause fear and failure. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Philippians 3:12-14