Romans 12: 2 says “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” A person is not different from his dominant thoughts. That is why it is very important to renew the mind daily with God’s Word. Human beings are filled with infinite potentials. God created us in His image. The scripture talks about how man was able to use his gifts to build a tower that made God came down to see what he was doing. I believe every man can do what he sets his mind to do. However, Satan doesn’t want that to happen. Therefore, he paints pictures on our minds, and makes them look so real that when we look around us, we tend to believe those lies.
Friends, my message today is Your limitations are unreal. Everything you see as an obstacle is not real so move on, and don’t quit.
When Moses and God’s children came to the red sea, God told them to go forward. The sea was a limitation. Again, when Joshua got to Jordan, God told him to move forward. Jordan River was a limitation. The Wall of Jericho was another limitation. Let us talk about David and Goliath, Elijah and Four hundred prophets of Baal, Elijah and Elisha before Jordan River. Daniel knew he could be thrown into the Lion’s den. The den was a limitation. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and the fiery furnace; it was a limitation. These people saw what looked real before them but when they stood in faith, and believed in their God, they found out later that those limitations were unreal. They moved forward, and nothing could stop them. What do you think is your limitation? God has placed in you all you would need to be what He created you to be. Everything you would need is within reach.
Today let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. If you think you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you, you can. On the other hand, If you think you can’t because satan says so, you can’t.
Don’t give up because of the pressure. Each one of us has got his/her life to live. By the way don’t forget God created us differently but in His image. Both Moses and Joshua came before water but God did something different in each case. He is God. Don’t make mistake by comparing yourself with people. Don’t say because they use path A, you must also use path A. When you do that you would be faced with so many limitations, and you may start believing satan’s lies. I have faced so many limitations in life but when I got to them, I realised they were not real.
Be encouraged that you can achieve what you have set your mind to achieve because Christ is your strength.
God bless you
Yesterday, a very good young church friend was sworn in as an Eagle Scout at our church! The verse he chose to have our minister speak briefly on was Romans 12:2! What a blessed coincidence!