Friday, July 16, 2010

Living Beyond Limits


Struggling doesn't always make you stronger; sometimes it can just make you tired. ~ Terry McMillan


No where in the Word of God do I find the actual word struggle. Therefore, I do not believe that we have been called to struggle. I keep hearing people say, "it's a struggle or I'm struggling". But I cannot speak these words in peace anymore. I know that the Lord has not called us to a life of struggle. He has promised that life will be more abundant, if it is in Him.

When I saw this quote from Terry McMillan (the famous, "Exhale", author), I knew that she knew. I am tired of struggling and I refuse to affirm my life in these terms.

Here are the affirmations I choose to use:

I am victorious.
I am living life abundantly.
I am the head and not the tail.
I am above and not beneath.
I shall suffer no lack.
God is my source.
I am healthy, wealthy and wise.
I give and not take.
I believe to see, not see to believe.
I am a peacemaker.
I am going to Jamaica!!!!
Ladies, we have so much power in the words we speak. Make your own affirmations, speak over yourself, encourage yourself. We have to use the positive to overcome the negative in every situation. As I move forward in my life, my dreams are getting bigger. So I cannot allow negativity, doubt or naysayers to infiltrate the positive words I know have been spoken over me. I want to be with people who are ~ Living Beyond Limits. And I want to affect people so much that they also want to live beyond limits.

I no longer see a boundary to my dreams. I believe that they can exceed the capacity of my vision and break all barriers of the terms I set. I believe that God is just that BIG that He can increase my faith beyond what I can see.

My dreams/life cannot be limited by finances, education, family, or people. My dreams are bigger than just me. My dreams include you and your dreams, so they are limitless. In Hebrews 11:3, we are told that "through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of thing which do appear." In other words, God dreamed and spoke non-existent things into being. What we see today, is a manifestation of a dream/vision of one.

I challenge each one of you reading this to really take some time and dream. Your dream should be for you. Write it down and review it for 30 days. Speak life into it. If it is a promotion, a scholarship to school, a business, a plan for your finances, etc. The key is to write it, make it plan, read it and run!!!!! Live in faith that the vision will come to pass. (Habbakuk 2:2-4). Don't stop starting to dream, because you might have to start over but don't struggle, LIVE!!!!

Enjoy life where you are, struggling is making you tired, not stronger.

I am learning that can find peace, joy and refreshing in small things. I can look beyond the limits to the hills, where I know I find my help. I can sit still and hear what the Lord is saying. And I can speak life, love, peace and grace unto the hearers. I can edify and glorify God through my life, my words and my good works. I can have all that He promised. I can LIVE BEYOND LIMITS and so can you. I'll be right here cheering us on!

Keep Walking in Faith,

MiVida












3 comments:

Melanie said...

Eph. 6:12...Wrestle and Struggle are used interchangeably in this passage depending on the version of the Bible you read.
Not trying to argue with you, but I have been through something...still going through it...and I do struggle or wrestle or fight.
Jacob wrestled/struggled with the angel of the Lord.
We wrestle/struggle against the forces of the enemy.
At least I do.
Sometimes you have to.
Jesus wrestled with his own will in the garden of Gethsamene sweating "drops of blood." I think there was some struggling taking place.
I have wrestled and struggled in prayer at the bedside of my dying 12 year old son.
We ARE victorious but how can one be victoroius without a struggle?
Yes...Jesus paid it all but we face temptation, tribulation and we often struggle. I think it is part of the Christian life.

Golden~1 said...

Melanie,

I do agree that their are times/issues that we wrestle (KJV) against principalities and wickedness in this world. We wrestle with decisions and pains we must endure.

But I am talking about giving up because life is too hard. Or giving in because we don't want to go through anything.

The struggle is the scapegoat used to give up instead of sticking it out, praying it through and enduring till the end. It is not always pretty when you have to wrestle through the night but it is sure worth it.

Sometimes, struggling become the crutch.

In every instance you have given, the wrestler/struggler was the victor. Even in your own life, you are the victor because you have the courage to claim victory.

Jesus did promise affliction will come and that we will have to go through some things but we have to rise above it and let the light within us shine. The Christian walk is not easy and we should not always be defeated like the world.

Victory does not come with a fight but girl we gotta fight!!!

Keep Walking, and I will pray for you because you are enduring a lot. It is not easy but your victory is necessary to help others. Your love for Christ must shine through to help those going through the same things but don't know how to fight.

God Bless you!!!

MiVida

Sweet said...

love those declarations! yeah, you are going to jamaica, sister! and i am going to New York with the love of my life!!!

it's good to meet another empowered woman through this blog.. God bless you!