Living Beyond The Limits
September 17, 2018
“It has not yet been revealed what we shall be…”
1 John 3:2
One of the key themes of the End Your Year Strong Empowerment Summit is building your capacity to maximize your potential.
It is one thing to grow in the knowledge of God—but quite another to grow in the knowledge of all you are capable of in Him.
John wrote that we would become like Him (see 1 John 3:2). Paul told us we are being transformed into His image (see 2 Cor. 3:18). Jesus said we would do even greater things than He did (see John 14:12).
Living into your potential requires a capacity building process.
Why is building capacity so important?
Because your potential is only limited by your capacity to access it…
God wants you to dream big so in Him you can activate divine purpose and do even greater works than Jesus did.
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Become a student of your own divine potential—cultivate your gifts and talents—and decisively step into your authority to define your destiny.
Learn to live beyond the limits by harnessing the transformational power of a God-inspired, purpose-driven vision.
You were born with divine purpose woven in your DNA—seeded as a dream planted in your soul.
Even before you were born God had an extraordinary purpose and dream in mind for you: “Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you…” (Jeremiah 1:5).
Purpose, however, is different from destiny.
Your purpose is determined by God, it must be discerned by you; it never changes.
Your destiny, however, is determined by you; it is attached to the decisions you make.
The moment a decision is made, your destiny is altered.
This is why you’ve often heard me say, “You are always one decision away from living the life of your dreams.”
Discerning your purpose will dictate how you choose to navigate your relationships and circumstances.
If you don’t know your purpose, you’ll mishandle your relationships and misinterpret the timing of the Lord.
“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.”
Purpose is attached to a divine time table.
This is why Israel had the sons of Issachar to advise them: they had an “understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do” (1 Chronicles 12:32).
God will never take your decision-making ability or freedom of choice from you.
But what He will do is give you tools to help you build your capacity—tools that will develop your character.
And when He develops your character, that character begins to influence the decisions you make.
Your core values will be tested…but they will ultimately determine the choices you make that define your destiny.
Your destiny should be in alignment with God’s promises.
It’s not an issue of whether or not you’ll climb the ladder of success, but whether you’ll compromise your Christian values to get there—it’s all about alignment.
Are your decisions aligned with God’s divine purpose for you?
I would rather sacrifice who I am now—yield it to who I’m going to be—rather than sacrifice who I’m going to be because I don’t value the process that I’m currently in.
Any adjustment or realignment will feel uncomfortable.
Learning to readjust or realign to God’s best will raise the bar on your life and stretch your capacity for more. It is what will enable you to live beyond your current limitations.
This process is not about who you were yesterday or who you are today, but who you have the potential to become.
And this is why you need a God-inspired, purpose-driven vision!
Without that vision, you won’t know what you’re building capacity for—what you’re pressing toward…
“I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God.”
What is that upward call of God for you?
If you’re not able to see it, you won’t be able to achieve it. Why? Because if you can’t get a glimpse of the prize, you won’t be willing to go through the capacity-building process to obtain it.
Building capacity requires a degree of discomfort. It requires you to leave your comfort zone—to take risks and stretch yourself.
Look at Jacob; he wrestled with God and as a result, would never walk the same again…
“A man came and wrestled with him until the dawn began to break. When the man saw that he would not win the match, he touched Jacob’s hip and wrenched it out of its socket.”
Genesis 32:24-25 NLT
God is about to change the way you walk.
He is going to upgrade your walk so you no longer walk according to your carnal nature, but “walk habitually in the Spirit…responsive to His guidance” (Galatians 5:16 AMP).
This is how you learn to live beyond that which limits most people—the clutter of common complacency—and how you reach new heights in God!
Learn more at this year’s End Your Year Strong Empowerment Summit!
“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,to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV