If you are not reaching forward in life as you desire, no doubt something is holding you back. No matter what it represents, it is called a limit. If you want to become what God wants you to be, you must break limits of any sort holding you back. Sometimes the limits holding people back are what they put on their own lives. Charles Schwab once said, “When a man has put a limit on what he will do, he has put a limit on what he can do.”
Recently, I shared with people in our church about unlimited power that each of us has been given to break limits in our lives and in our nations. Many times we cried so much about our weaknesses that we always fail to realize that God does not need our strength to accomplish great things through our lives.
If you hang out with chickens, you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly.
― Steve Maraboli
God is not looking for people with great strengths. But He is looking for people with great weaknesses that He may prove His strength through them. When God wanted to deliver the people of Israel, He told Moses that He had come down to rescue the people of Israel. Just after that statement, He told Moses that He would send him to go and bring the people out of slavery. The response of Moses immediately showed what each of us normally say to limit ourselves every time we are to do something significant with our lives. “Who am I that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?” (Exodus 3:11)
It is not about you, it is about God. I like to let you know that if you are going to break limits holding you back in life, or whenever God is committing an assignment to your hand, you must understand this: It is about God, not about you. Your name is only going to be heard, but it is God’s name that will accomplish the feat. As you have great dreams before you this year, let your mindset be: It is not about me, it is about God. Every time YOU is out of the scene and GOD is brought to the centre of the scene, nothing can hold you back anymore.
It is not about who you are, it is about who God is. It’s very important to let you know that God is not looking for your qualifications to use you. What He looks out for is your sanctification. You are not to limit yourself by considering your qualifications. You are to look away from yourself by considering God’s qualifications. Even with all sort of qualifications many are still limited in life. But some people who have nothing to show as qualifications and only depend on God’s qualifications always do great and mighty things for The Lord. You can break limits in your life if you put aside other qualifications and simply accept God to be your qualification.
It is not about what you can do, it is about what God can do. There’s a limit to our strength as humans. But there’s no limit to God’s strength. Sometimes, people limit themselves to projects, dreams, visions and accomplishments they can achieve through their own limited strength. No wonder such people can’t achieve great, significant and spectacular things in life. We need to pursue success with the mind that it is not about what I can do, it is about what God can do. And don’t forget: There’s no limit to what God can do through the lives of those who rely on Him.
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and He said, Thus shall thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
– (Exodus 3:14)