No limits, no boundaries, I see increase all around me…
It is typical at the top of a new year to be inspired to start fresh with new goals and aspirations to reach before the next year rolls in. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, in fact that is exactly what we should be doing, pushing harder to do better. Within the first month most people are still on the new year high but say after about March, maybe April that starts to die down. Life happens and some of those goals and plans get put on the back burner. Eventually you start feeling like this is life and those dreams become a distant memory, or a thought of what could have been. Why does this happen year in and year out. Why do we allow life circumstances to limit us to only the ins and outs of a typical day? Think about it for a minute.
This is usually my story, or has been in the past. I start off in a good place, speak a good game, but deep down struggle with believing that it will and can actually happen. I proclaim with my lips that I trust the Lord with all my being, but in my heart struggle with doubt and fear far too much. I see it happen for others around me and though it feels good to say, it’s going to happen for me too, never really go after it and instead sit back and wait for it to magically appear in my lap. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of living this way. I am ready for SO much more out of life. I have missed SO many opportunities in the past but guess what, the bulk stops here! I am tired of thinking about the shoulda, coulda, woulda in my life. I’m ready to take some action and not just think it but begin to speak it more and most importantly live it. The Lord has blessed me with far too many gifts and talents and I refuse to continue to just sit on them.
I’m taking the limits completely off in 2017. In every aspect of my life, I’m removing all the limits. I will no longer live in fear, in bondage, in doubt. I can’t anymore. How can I proclaim to be a child of the most high and operate in fear. Both can not dwell in the same place. I make my baby repeat this all the time when she feels scared and its time for mommy to do the same:
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].” ~ 2 Timothy 1:7
It’s time to activate that power within me through that of the Holy Spirit and trust that He will open mighty doors when the time is right. But until He does it is my responsibility to serve Him whole-heartedly, without limit, give Him a bigger Yes, and believe that if it is in His perfect will for my life then it will be done. I can no longer just speak it but I have to truly believe that certain things are going to happen in my life.
“Jesus said to him, “[You say to Me,] ‘If You can?’ All things are possible for the one who believes and trusts [in Me]!” ~ Mark 9:23
And I cannot only limit it to the large things in life, but the small things too. I have a laundry list of things up before the Lord ranging from the right school for Sweet Pea next year, to home ownership (it is going to happen this year!), to financial freedom, to increased business opportunities, the list goes on and on. I am finally at a place where I am excited about what is getting ready to happen. In years past I have said “This will be my year” but this year’s declaration is different. Not only will this be my year for many things, but I’m opening that declaration to say that the restraints and the limits have been removed and now the sky is the limit. I’m going higher from here. Higher in my worship, higher in my praise, higher in my surrendered Yes, higher in my assignment, essentially higher in life! I’m ready for that which the Lord has prepared for me. I’m happy to be in a place to say that I’m excited and its all because there are no limits, no boundaries and I can now see increase all around me…
“Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us,” ~ Ephesians 3:20
Peace & Blessings,
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