Positive Faith Overcomes Limitations

  Last week, the eyes of the world were on Egypt as thousands of people went to the streets in pursuit of their freedom from the limitations put upon them by a tyrannical government

What a privilege it is to live in a country that encourages the pursuit of individual freedom. However, as believers, we have an even higher calling to fight for the freedom to become all God wants us to be. To do this, we must wage war against the influences that actively work against our faith. How?  by developing positive faith concerning our limitations.

Last week, we learned the truth about God’s power. It’s unlimited and nothing is too difficult for Him.  And yet, we are limited by the obstacles we allow to stand in our way. We have a choice. We can be debilitated by our limitations. Or we can be liberated from them.

Perhaps your faith has been bombarded by one or more of the following obstacles:  (I know mine has!)  Allow the accompanying scriptures (paraphrased) to speak encouragement to your faith.      

  1. voices from the past – If you are in Christ, you are a new person. The old has gone and the new has come.  II Corinthians 5:17
  2. insecurity – Your confidence is found through Christ and your competence comes from God.  II Corinthians 3:4-5
  3. inaccurate picture of God – The Lord is gracious, compassionate, slow to anger, rich in love, good to all, faithful to His promises, and loving toward all He has made.   Psalm 145:8-9 & 13b
  4. ignorance of God’s promises – All God’s promises are “yes” in Christ.  II  Corinthians 1:20
  5. lack of education – God’s wisdom is available to all who ask Him in faith.  James 1:5-6
  6. age – The righteous will flourish and bear fruit in old age. They will stay fresh and green.     Psalm 92:12-15
  7. stuck in weaknesses – His grace is sufficient, for His power is made perfect in your weakness.  II Corinthians 12:9
  8. fear – When you’re filled with anxiety, God’s consolation can bring joy to your soul. Psalm 94:19
  9. discouragement – Do not be afraid or discouraged for the battle is not yours, but God’s.  II Chronicles 20:15
  10. lack of resources – (Your God will meet all your needs according to the riches of Christ Jesus.) Philippians 419

Perhaps you’ve thought of other limitations that plague your faith. Whatever they are, God offers the solution to move you beyond unbelief to positive faith.

Could it be that the greatest limitation we put on our faith is our reluctance to step up to the plate and take a swing at the very thing God has called us to do?  How can we ever experience the joy of hitting a home run for God, if we won’t even take hold of the bat?

Envision a huge stadium full of fans jumping up and down, screaming their heads off.  Got the picture?  Now, if you will, imagine those fans are yours!  The angels in Heaven and those who’ve gone on before you are cheering you on!  So step up to the bat!  Remember, with God on your side, you can’t lose!

                                                                                                                       

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4 Responses to “Positive Faith Overcomes Limitations”
  1. Katie Payne says:

    Perfect timing as I prepare to “take a swing” at PWOC tomorrow. Your scripture reminders were just what I needed. Love you, Mom!

  2. harriett salley says:

    Another wonderful BLOG!! I know where you are getting your inspiration!!! We could do the same thing!! Thanks for the encouragement. Hope all is well. Harriett

  3. millie says:

    Hey Mom! Great reminders! Like your fans in the stadium — I see those clips I showed every time I read that verse now! Love you! So glad y’all instilled in me the confidence to step up to the plate and swing away! 🙂

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