Throughout the years, I have always heard the phrase "the sky is the limit" as a form of encouragement to push others to reach for their dreams and to pursue their passions. Lately, I've been thinking on this phrase and I came to realize that this is really not true. The sky is not the limit.
Let me explain. First, let us examine the literal meaning of this phrase. If we really think about it, the sky can't be the limit if we have persons walking on the moon and orbiting the earth every second. #GotYouThinkingNow
Let's look at it now in relation to our lives. The sky is really not the limit. Why put a limit on ourselves, when we are able to accomplish much more than we could ever think? There is greatness living on the inside of us. He who lives in us is greater than he who lives in the world (1 John 4:4). As a result, limiting ourselves shows that we have unbelief and fear.
"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it." John 14:12-14 (NKJV)
Why would it show that we have unbelief and fear? In John 14, Jesus told the disciples that the works that He did, they would do also. He not only said that they would also do them but what they do, would be greater. When we limit ourselves, we have a measure of unbelief or lack of faith because we do not fully believe the Word. In order for us to have faith to pursue what God is calling us to do, we must read, meditate and believe the Word of God.
Additionally, limiting ourselves demonstrates a sense of fear. Jeremiah, known as the weeping prophet, was called, sanctified and ordained by God before he was even born. He had a great call and a tremendous responsibility to carry out in his time. In spite of this, he was afraid. In Jeremiah 1, he said , “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.” This sounds pretty much like putting a limit on yourself. He was afraid to speak because he thought to himself, "Who would listen to me? I am so young!"
God then affirms Jeremiah in verses 7 and 8 by saying, “Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ For you shall go to all to whom I send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of their faces, for I am with you to deliver you.” Jeremiah was afraid. He limited himself by the very words that he spoke. However, God assured him that He would be with him. God is love and perfect love casts out all fear.
Do not be afraid to go beyond what you think you are capable of doing. God is with you. He is able to equip and empower us to do all that He has called us to do. The sky is not the limit.
What have you been putting a limit on? Have you been limiting yourself with negative thoughts and words? It's time to believe in God and the potential that He has placed on the inside of you. Arise and go beyond. The sky is not the limit.