"God took on limitations."
I frequently complain about my limitations, especially when I suffer, because I am human and don't embrace them as I should. If you are around me for any amount of time, you might hear:
- "My back is killing me."
- "I am follically-challenged"
- "I don't feel good."
- "I wish I could do ______."
- "I am getting old."
- "I used to be able to." (remember that in TX we say "used to" a lot)
- His back hurt much more than mine when he was already beaten down, and then he had to pick up a cross.
- His head was in much worse condition when he had a crown of thorns put on it.
- He felt worse than I ever will because of being abandoned and tortured.
- He knew he would never be able to escape His suffering.
- He died at an earlier age than I currently am.
- He might have had limitations, but didn't let that stop Him from loving limitlessly.
It is because of pride and a failure of faith that I am stuck in my limitations. My limitations cannot be overcome if I "set my mind to it" or do it by myself. Even if I break a world record, I am still limited. Even if I achieve all my goals, I am still limited. Limitations mean I am in need of He who has no limit.
The paradox is that I cannot go beyond my limitations until I embrace them. Lord help me embrace my limitations for your glory and my sanctification, through your limitless love for me!
"For God all things are possible." - Matt 19:26