“Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.”- 2 Timothy 2:8-10
Limits. We all have them. We are limited by ability. We are limited by finances. We are limited by family obligations. We are limited by job responsibilities. We are limited by the expectations of others. We are limited by physical health. I could go on…
Paul was in prison when he wrote these words. In chains. Bound like a criminal. He had limits, but these were not his concern. He knew something that went beyond the limits of his chains. God’s Word is not bound. God’s word doesn’t have limits.
I know that I am limited. But I also know that God can transcend my limits to accomplish his purpose. So I can’t use my limits as an excuse, but I have to persevere. Persevere to find new ways to reach others with the Gospel. Persevere and allow God to work through me despite my limits to bring words of deliverance to those around me.
I want to live like Paul lived. Limited in body, but limitless in Spirit through the power of the Holy Spirit.