Do we limit God by our limited thinking? Could it be that God wants to do great and mighty things through us and for us, but we are limited by our reasoning?
God wanted to establish His covenant through Abraham and his wife Sarah. Both were old. Sarah was beyond childbearing years. It seemed impossible. Abraham laughed at the prospect and then presented God with a logical, safe alternative.
Perhaps, we, too, are asking God to bless our logical, safe, risk-free ideas. But God is saying, as He said to Abraham:
“Take the restrictions off of Me. I am God. There is nothing too hard for me. I am able to do far more than you can ask think or imagine. I will bless the work of your hands but I want to do the miraculous through you. Put aside your Ishmael’s (self effort) and allow me to do what only I can do. Circumcise your hearts by shedding the callous coverings of unbelief, doubt, fear. Take the limits off of Me. I am the Lord God, Almighty.”
Where have you limited God? Where have you stop believing? Where are you relying on your own strength, your own wisdom, your own talents to solve a problem? Take the limits off of God in your workplace, your marriage, your finances, your parenting, your dreams. God wants to do more than you can ask think or imagine. Take the limits off.
“Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?” And Abraham said to God, “If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!””
Genesis 17:17-18 NIV