linking with Five Minute Friday at katemotaung.com – write for five minutes on a given prompt, which today is “limit”
There’s a limit to how long someone can survive when they only have a handful of flour and a drop of oil, and there’s no way to get more food.
There’s a limit to how many people can be fed with five small loaves and two little fish.
There’s a limit to your options when you’re sitting by a pool wishing for healing, and the only way you can see that happening is to get in the pool first when the water is stirred, only you can’t walk so someone always gets there first.
They could have focused on their limits.
The widow could have refused Elijah and cooked one last meal for herself and her son. The little boy could have kept his food for himself. The man could have ignored Jesus and continued to sit by the pool for the rest of his days.
But they chose to trust, and they found that with God’s power there is no limit.
With his power there is food that never runs out, a satisfied crowd and baskets of leftovers, a transformed life with hope for the future.
Often I’m painfully aware of my limits. I feel I can’t do it; I don’t have enough to offer.
But what if I gave it to God? The one “who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20)?
What if instead of looking at my limits I focussed on his unlimited power?
What if he took the little I have to offer and I found that, with him, there are no limits?
I love this video- it shows how someone who has severe limits can do more than you would ever imagine by trusting in God. If you haven’t seen it before, it’s definitely worth a watch.