Monday, July 20, 2015

DAILY DEVO...don't let your scars limit you!

What would our lives be like if we lived with no limits? I'm not talking about no boundaries, but, no limits?

Sometimes the insurmountable obstacles and heavy burdens that we endure limit us in our thinking, in our serving and in our living!

I have a friend that had twins that were born attached. Over the years, they have had their obstacles to climb and they have the physical scars to show it. But the one thing about their story that I have always loved is that the scars never held them back. They live life to the fullest and the big smile on their face shows it.

I wish we could be more like that. All of us have scars, it's part of life. Some are bigger and deeper than others. But like the twins, we do not have to allow our scars to limit us.

Paul reminds us what can be done with our scars...

"...for Christ's sake, we should delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong." -2 Corinthians 12:10

God removes limits in spite of our scars and weaknesses. He will give us the ability to overcome unhealthy relationships; He allows us to conquer fear; He leads us to encourage hurting people; He reveals His wisdom at the right moment; He increases our faith when we are searching. Endless, isn't it?

Scars are just reminders of what you have overcome, not roadblocks. Don't let your pain and disappointment limit you, but recognize that we serve a God Who is limitless!

1 comment:

Denise said...

appreciate the encouragement.