Do you agree that the only limit is the one you set yourself? You, my friend, may be your own greatest critic.
Aren’t You Tired Of The Same Old?
When was the last time you did something outside your ordinary? Something challenging? When was the last time you took a risk? It’s very important to answer these questions. The human mind is very adventurous. However, the human mind also loves to be in control. We love to master our activities, we love to operate in our comfort zone. You don’t want to miss your special episodes on TV every day, you love your evening snack around the same time, you take your phone to bed just to help you fall asleep, you turn off your lights quite alright, but stay up late catching up with friends Facebook and Instagram. The next morning, you snooze your alarm 2-3 times, you say some prayers half asleep half awake on your bed and then rush to have a shower, you continue your prayers in the bathroom, get ready and then fix yourself something to eat. You rush out and take the same way to work every day. Aren’t you tired of the same old?
Be Honest, Do you Feel Limited?
It’s true that we feel safe as we get used to our environment. We prefer to be veterans than rookies. It’s interesting that many prefer to operate from their place of comfort. They get so used to doing their life. Are you like this? What if I say that staying in your comfort zone may be limiting you. Take a moment to consider this. I want you to be really honest with yourself. When you were a child, what were the dreams you had? I remember when I was a child my dreams kept changing, there was a time I wanted to be a Pharmacist. I let go of that dream when my grades for the university was less than the cut off grade for pharmacy. Then I began to think of other options. Some other goals that were easier to achieve. Failures enable us to give up on our dream while we embrace whatever is easier to achieve. Isn’t this what we do? You failed at achieving a goal for one reason or the other, then you make up a story in own mind. You continue to live your life limited by the stories playing in your head. I want you to be honest with yourself. What is it that you would do assuming if there were no limitations? Are you doing that now? Then you may be limiting yourself.
Are You Limited By Your Own Fears?
There is the tendency to think that you didn’t have a choice. “I am stuck with this life. Where do I start from?” You may even think that there is actually a real limitation. Let me tell you something: The Only Limit Is The One You Set Yourself. It’s a real limitation because you have accepted it as one. After failing a few times you begin to measure yourself against what you have or have not been able to achieve. It’s true that your experiences were real, it doesn’t mean you are bound. Did you know that those experiences may be pointers to the fact that showing that your goals are hard to achieve, not impossible? You may even have told yourself that “may be God doesn’t even want me to, that’s why the doors are closing”. That’s not true either. The fact that you are not met with opened doors is not an automatic turn around. It may actually be the challenge you needed to push you in order to surmount that problem which will then lead you to the breakthrough ahead.
Are You Giving Too Much Power To The Critical Words From Others
Some other times the issue is that we give too much power to the comments from others. You remember the comment from your high school competitor like it was just yesterday. You were called a loser and kinda believe it. That old teacher that said you weren’t smart enough or is it a relative that compared you to every other child in the family? Whichever of the scripts playing in your head that you have given power to, I want you to demote such scripts. Let me tell you the truth, it’s not really about you. You see if you had time to do a research about those critics in your past, you will see that you weren’t their only victim. Ask a few other recipients you would definitely rest your case. When you give it some thought you will see that the only limit is the one you set yourself. You agreed with the invisible scripts in your mind and began to build an invisible wall around yourself. After all, Mrs. Sacramento said it when I was in Grade 6 and that’s the same thing my project manager implied last week during the team meeting. I am definitely not cut out for greatness. Though the points may be true, your assumption is not valid. You are only empowering the wrong opinion of others.
How Could You?
Do you remember you were made in the image of God? What does it mean to be made in God’s image? It means you share similarities with God. Yeah, you have the ability to create and make greatness happen if only you can see it. When God was going to create the earth, He had a clear vision of what He wanted to make. He wasn’t busy thinking about the fact that everything was without form neither was he focused on the void He could see. He was busy focussing His mind on His vision. Think about the details in this universe, even if only the details in your body alone, do you think someone that was doubting himself could pull it off? I don’t think so. And this God made you in His own image. How could you think this way? God commanded man to be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth. He didn’t put a limit on you, the only limit is the one you set yourself.
Whose Agenda Was It?
Well, the truth is that you have an enemy, he wanted to be like God. He initiated the first sin, demoting man from his position of closeness to God. How does the sin of Adam affect you? Well, Adam, the first human had a relationship with God like no other and then he lost it. This cut human (including you) off from the sweet communion with God. It also gave power to the enemy to torment man (human). The limitations in your past, if you think clearly you will see that the main two of your limiting thought is derived from shame and guilt. Yeah, you may even agree with the notion that it was your fault. The enemy makes you believe you are either not good enough or asks you who do you think you are.
Thank God You Are Free
So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority. Colossians 2:10 Hallelujah! Thank God Jesus paid the price. You are free to be whom God made you. If you are a new creature in Christ you are also like him here on earth. Now that’s double resemblance. Made in the image and you have a new life in Christ. You have already been set free, stop waiting for someone else to come set you free. What are your thoughts like? Are you stopping yourself from becoming whom you were made to be?
What Are You Waiting For?
Start now but remember that it will take a bit of time to become the real you.
- You must believe that what looks like a dream to you now can become reality.
- Sign up to pursue the real you.
- Make up your mind to take the risk towards your dream each day.
- Know that you will fail and win as you go, but you will learn in the process and its ok. One truth is that the process is more important than the finish line.
- If you are not courageous enough to pursue whom God made you then who would?
What are you waiting for? Remember that the only limit is the one you set yourself. Break all limitations in your mind. The world is waiting to meet you. You are your own biggest critic give yourself a break.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13