God speaks in many ways. Lately I have been hearing him say there are no limits for those in Christ Jesus. Many of us struggle with our own limitations. You may feel like you are stuck in a rut. You may feel like everyone else is doing new things and living great lives but you. It only takes a moment for that to change. You have a dream in your heart and I believe that God put it there. He wants to remove your limits in this hour and bring you into a new day.
To enter the realm of no limitations we must enter the realm of hearing God’s voice. We must practice his presence. When he speaks to us our spirits know the truth of what he says because it is impossible for him to lie. Whatever the Holy Spirit releases in our hearts is truth that will come to pass if we take the steps necessary to make it come to pass.
We cannot allow our fears to rule us. We must hear what God says and allow ourselves to be shifted from where we are to where he wants us to be. To do that we are going to have to let go of some things. It may seem like you are taking a big risk, but unless you take risks in this life you will not achieve very much. The risk that we take by listening to the Lord speak is not that big of a risk. It may cause pain inside when God breaks your limitations, but he is increasing your capacity to hold more which means he is going to stretch you.
"Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left, your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities." ~Isaiah 54:2-3. This verse God releases over your life will cause new growth, but first he wants you to take the steps necessary to activate his promises.
When Peter was in the boat and saw Jesus standing on the water he saw a possibility. He knew in his heart that if Christ was walking on the water then he could also, but he had to step out of the boat to do it, which must have felt like a great risk. However, he knew that Jesus had promised him a good result and so he stepped out and indeed walked on the water. He may have faltered a little, but he did it and as a result became a great man of faith.
This year I wanted to stretch my faith for more, so I decided at the beginning of the year that I wanted to preach on two new continents. This meant that I would have to believe God for the finances and the right contacts to do it. The doors opened, and I preached in many new countries. It was a stretch for me to do this, but I knew in my heart that God had called me to the nations and therefore, when I stepped out of the boat, my feet would not slip because he would meet my faith with his resources.
I met a friend recently who inspired me. She told me that God was challenging her in giving. In her heart she had wanted to make a financial donation of $500.00 to a ministry that she respected but didn’t have the money. She determined in her heart that she was going to give that gift. The next day the money showed up that she was not expecting. She was so excited to give because she knew that God had provided for it.
To enter into the place of no limitations we can’t look at our own situation. We can’t look at what we have and do not have. Our bank accounts will never agree with our faith.
Another ministry I worked with recently wanted me to come to their country to minister. They kept looking at their resources and what they didn’t have and before long they talked themselves out of having me there because they couldn’t afford it in their mind. Even though I didn’t ask for money and even though I would have paid my own way they couldn’t trust God to provide. They thought I should wait a year and perhaps they would be able to do more then.
Faith doesn’t look at what it has. It looks at what God has. There are no limitations in God. Heaven’s resources are unlimited. God can provide for your journey in ways you can’t even imagine. He doesn’t even have to provide the same way twice. The phrase "no limitations" is not about looking at what you have, but it is about entering into the vision of what God has for your life. I have so many friends that have done just that. I can point at my friends who are increasing in their lives because they said, “YES Lord!” When we enter into “YES Lord,” we enter into every possibility in Christ, because “Nothing is impossible for God."
I challenged you today. Ask God to increase your life. Ask him what he wants you to do, and then step out of the boat and do it. You can be the person in your community that inspires others to do great things. You can be the person that everyone else wants to be like, just by saying, "yes" to the Lord! I command the doors to begin to open for you. I command the limitations to fall off. I ask the Lord to inspire you to great things. You will do great things for the Lord. That is who you are. There is nothing impossible, because there is nothing impossible for God. Just get up and go, and watch heaven begin to unleash great favor and riches over your life.