We serve a limitless God. He is infinite, all-powerful, all-knowing, all-capable. Yet despite this, it is easy to minimize God’s unlimited power because of our limited mortality. However, I’m encouraged by Paul’s words to the church in Ephesus about how God works in amazing ways and beyond our understanding. Not only can God do amazing things that surpass our imagination, but He also works amazing ways within us. He does great things all around us as well as working through our lives and changing us in ways we never thought possible.
Our Lord is great, with limitless strength; we’ll never comprehend what he knows and does
Psalm 147:5 MSG
The above verse describes God has having limitless strength. This means impossible to number. There is no way to measure His greatness. There is nothing so great that you could compare it to. Great in this instance, just does not seem to be descriptive enough of Him. All things are possible to Him. And guess what? We were created in His image and likeness. From the beginning, God gave that same ability to be potent to all His creation. He planted within each person or thing He created—including you and I —the ability to be much more than is seen at any one moment.
The Greek terminology for strengthen does not mean we are weak and God comes and props us up. Paul’s words to the church at Ephesus literally mean, “Christ who continues to infuse me with ability.” In other words, “I can do all things through the potential of Christ who infuses me with the ability to do all things.” This strength is not a power that comes once in a while, but constant ability that is imparted into us because we are connected to Christ. Thus our potential is not limited to doing some of the things God asks us to do. Those things He has called us to do, whether ministry related, or operating in love and grace; we can walk them out because the ability to do so is already deposited in us.
One of the primary words often used to describe God is omnipotent—which means God is always potent. God is always full of power—He has in Him the potential for everything. Potent is the word from which we derive the word potential. Omni is defined as meaning all or everything. Therefore the ascription omnipotent means one who is all potential or all power—all ability, seen or unseen, used or unused, manifested or yet un-manifested. God does not only have potential; He is potential—and the Source of all potential.
We are Limitless: Created in His Image and Likeness
We serve a limitless God, who created us in His image and likeness. We are always full of potential. Our potential is the dormant ability, reserved power, untapped strength and unused success God designed into each of us. Who you are at this moment is not all you are. It is only what you have become so far. Your potential is so much greater.
The people who change the world and significantly impact humanity are those who have discovered the limitless nature of their potential. They are people who decided to take the word impossible out of their dictionaries. If you are going to realize and maximize your full potential, you will have to understand the true nature of your potential. But to do this, you must first understand the process of your creation and the Source from which you came.
Far too often, I’ve seen limits instead of open ceilings on what God can do in my own life. I often doubt and see things only from a certain perspective and forget that God is above my thoughts and ideas. I am constantly reminded that God is not bound by the limitations that we sometimes want to put on Him. He is beyond us and is greater than we could ever imagine.
I’m so thankful to serve one who is so great, awesome and beyond our understanding. A limitless God who created mankind in His image and likeness!
You are the God of no limits. You enable me to dream big dreams and empower me to bring them to pass. I am excited about what you are going to DO through me and the local church. I declare, by faith, that I have the capacity to be who You have called me to be in all areas of life. All things are possible to them that believe and I declare that I am a believer, not a doubter. I don’t need to see to believe. I can believe to see. I walk by faith and not by sight! Amen!