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Being Limited

One of the most powerful teachings of emotionally healthy spirituality is the high value placed on embracing our limitedness.

In an oppressive empire where we're only worth what we can produce, embracing our limitedness is madness. In a legalistic culture of religion, embracing our limitedness is silly.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. —The Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 12

But if the God of the universe designed us as limited beings and LOVES US as limited beings, we have the graceful privilege of owning our limitedness as an opportunity to enjoy and celebrate our loving God's goodness and power.

Because I am limited, I can see where I end and where God begins. Because I am gracefully limited I can rest peacefully with a reasonable amount of expectation on my life. Because I am limited I can actually discover minute by minute what the Lord has for me to engage in without being afraid that I am missing something. Because I am limited I am wildly impressed with how God is not.

Unsplash Eugene Kuznetzov

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