WHEN YOU FEEL LIMITED
(Phil 2:7) but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.
Do you ever feel limited in your potential? Have you been thinking lately about how you would like to develop more as a person? Have you been entertaining thoughts about how small your life feels when you have so much more to offer?
Growing up we were told that any child could eventually be the president of the United States. That if we acquired a good education, worked hard and developed our skills we could really achieve something and be somebody. I guess we kind of believed it and it did develop a certain ambition in us to always do better. But then life happened while we were busy making plans and some of those goals had to be shelved for the reality of what was before us.
Maybe it’s a woman who had so much promise, went to college, graduated, got into her field and then met Mr. Right, got married, eventually had a baby, and well . . . it’s been diapers and minivans ever since.
Maybe it’s a man who married the woman of his dreams, had a couple of kids, got into that dream house, got up in his vocation and was offered the opportunity of his career. But he turned it down. Too much time away from home, too much travel, way too many hours. You know . . . he really did want to coach his kid’s soccer game.
That gifted young man leaves it all to serve Jesus in the ministry . . .
That talented young lady who gave it up to serve on the mission field . . .
Hmmm . . . kind of remind you of something? Jesus leaves the glories of heaven to take on human flesh. He begins as a baby, lives a humble and obscure life, enters His ministry, gets cut off in His prime, suffers a gruesome death. He was limited in His potential. He didn’t have to do it you know. But He did it for us.
(2 Cor 8:9) For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.