Limitless

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by Precarious Yates

A few years ago, I watched a movie called Limitless. The premise scared me a bit. A struggling writer gets hold of a drug that helps him become limitless. He does a whole lot more than just write a best-seller.

Why did this premise scare me?

For me, there are few temptations stronger than to be limitless like this. There are so many things I want to do in this life, but health, time, and other factors limit what I’m capable of. I don’t have the money or time to write five to six full length novel every year. I haven’t written a best-seller yet. I don’t have the financial backing to make a movie, run for public office, start safehouses in Cambodia (or even next door), or take the private language lessons that would enable me to do diplomatic work. But I still have the desire to do these things.

If the work I want to do benefits others, is it automatically a righteous desire? If it benefits me while it benefits others, is it automatically self-serving?

These sorts of questions are uncomfortable but necessary. It’s good to take a good hard look at the origin of our desires. The answers may surprise us.

Not all desires have evil origins. Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

Not only does God give us some good gifts that we always wanted, He will also deposit dreams and desires in our hearts that we never even considered before. If He gave a desire, He won’t call that desire evil or self-serving. (Although, of course, it’s important that we don’t pursue the answer to that desire through a pill, bribery, or other such means.)

If we pray about a certain desire that doesn’t violate God’s word, and that desire fades, we can let it go. If that desire doesn’t let us go, we can treat that desire as a gift. Every good and perfect gift comes from the Father of Lights.

What about the desire to become limitless?

God’s word has an answer for that. “I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength.” (Phil. 4:13)

If God gives us a desire, like to write, do diplomatic work, or make a movie, and it currently looks impossible, He doesn’t give us those desires just to frustrate us. Maybe He wants to do something miraculous. Maybe He wants to show His power and might THROUGH us!

Remember, “With God, all things are possible!” (Luke 1:37)

“I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength!”

So, instead of dismissing or repenting of desires that seem like megalomania or delusions of grandeur, turn it back over to God, and submit yourself to Him as a living sacrifice. Then watch the miraculous take place THROUGH you! Watch Him be limitless THROUGH you!

Here’s to dreams come true!

God bless you!

Precarious Yates

About the Author:

Precarious YatesPrecarious Yates has lived in 8 different states of the Union and 3 different countries, but currently lives in Texas with her husband, her daughter and their big dogs. When she’s not writing, she enjoys music, teaching, playing on jungle gyms, praying and reading. She holds a Masters in the art of making tea and coffee and a PhD in Slinky® disentangling.

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