Hey World, Here is the Meaningful Monday Message of the week:
In our Monday Message text, I asked you to say this to yourself:
"I can do ALL things, because the source of my strength is greater than I am."
There's a quote that reads,
"The fears we don't face become our limits. The opportunities we don't seize become our walls. "
The takeaway is simple, we set our own limits the moment we believe in them.
It's time for you to counteract the negative thinking that has you limiting yourself.
Biblically speaking, God says He can do exceedingly and abundantly more than we can ever ask or imagine.
In fact the bible says " Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us," Ephesians 3:20 NIV
Therefore... God's Power works IN YOU.
So why do you call yourself incapable?
Having power by definition means you have:
1. A right or authority that is given or delegated to you.
2. the capacity or ability to direct or influence the the course of events.
So what now Crystal?
What good is it for God to give you the power of the Holy Spirit (rights, authority and ability to influence and direct) but you won't make use of it?
He has given you this Power so you can work towards His plans for your life.
He's a Big God ... with BIG Plans and a BIG PICTURE point of view.
His plans are not our plans ... they're Greater.
We have to stop Limiting ourselves by what we think we can do ... and start Lending ourselves to the God who can do abundantly more within us.
According to Philippians 4:13, You can do ALL things through Christ which strengthens you.
Does that sound like the the limits you've placed on yourself?
So why have you told yourself otherwise?
Why have you created walls in your worship and barriers in your belief?
I can hear you now.
"But Crystal, I don't think I can do ________ just yet. I still have to figure it out."
And honestly ... you're right.
You can't do it.... at least not on your own.
Truthfully, what You Think you can do ... is NOT what You Actually can do!
I never said to depend on your own thoughts and I certainly didn't say you can do it by yourself.
The word says THROUGH Christ, You are Strengthened to do ALL things.
That means you have to include God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit in the process.
That's where your power is.
That's why you can do more than what You Think , because it's a Team Effort!
And when you accept your role/position,
When you accept the power given to you,
You become apart of the WINNING Team!
You are capable, equipped, and chosen for God's team to put His plans in play!
But most importantly , you're not doing it by your own strength!
You CAN make the Goal if you Let God coach you through the play 🙏🏽.
The scripture points us back to Christ and God to give us the power to carry out the assignments on our lives.
It is when we believe God at His word that He does greater things through us!
So, let's make an agreement.
I'll keep uplifting you on Mondays, and You will continue to pursue purpose.
BUT this time, you will believe what God says about you and you will stop creating false limitations for yourself.
P.S. I imagined You, God, and Jesus Christ walking onto a football field and all I heard was this game day theme song playing as you entered "Push It to The Limits!"
but the kicker is... your actual limits are greater than your limiting beliefs... with them, You always win the game!
P.P.S... I believe in you.
always with love,