Then Moses said to the Lord, “O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.” – Exodus 4:10
Your weaknesses are actually the definition of your limitation; it is when you go beyond those weaknesses that you have broken limitations. People the world calls, “achievers or world changers” are those that went beyond limits and did things that people said were not doable. Helen Keller, the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree said, “Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them, but do not let them master you.”
Limits are meant to be broken, and within your limitations you can always find strength to become an achiever. Below are some practical ways to go beyond your limits:
Firstly, acknowledge your limits/weaknesses (until you know you are incarcerated, you will not see a need to be liberated) and then surrender them to God. Moses acknowledged his ‘speech-weakness’ and yielded it to God; and God used him greatly. God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness. (II Corinthians 12:9).
Secondly, remember past victories and let them motivate you. David said, “The God who delivered me from the bear and the lion, will deliver me from this giant.” (I Samuel 13:37). Go back to your history and draw from past experiences. If not yours, draw from other people’s experiences. People’s testimonies are meant to encourage your faith because what He does for one, He can do for another (Acts 10:34).
Thirdly, leave your father’s house and your people (Genesis 12:1-2). Consciously walk away from the old and familiar ways of doing things. Determine to breakaway and be different from the pack. Think outside the box and try something new. Come to the frontiers of your limitations and challenge them.
Fourthly, ‘Develop a hunger for more!’ Say to yourself ‘what else can I be if there were no limits?’ Shoot for the stars. Dare to be more. Take risks. Break out of the box…
Lastly, you have to walk by faith and not by sight and be led by the Holy Spirit. Believe God’s Word above your circumstances or people’s opinion, and act upon it. Get into the Word and let it become your reality, your new normal. Do it because God says so! Do as He bids, acts as He instructs and you will see amazing and unusual results.
As you refuse to allow your limitations master you, I see you go beyond your limits and become a world changer in Jesus’ name.
Lord, Your strength is made perfect in my weakness, so when I am weak I can say, “I am strong!” In You I live, move and have my being; therefore, I will push through the frontiers of my limitations and transcend them in Jesus’ name.