Thursday - December 29, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
BIBLE READING: Matthew 24:14-29
An old man limped into the doctor's office and said, "Doctor, my knee hurts so bad, I can hardly walk!" The doctor slowly eyed him from head to toe, paused and then said, "Sir, how old are you?" "I'm 98," the man announced proudly. The doctor just sighed, and looked at him again. Finally he said, "Sir, I'm sorry. I mean, just look at you. You are almost one hundred years old, and you're complaining that your knee hurts? Well, what did you expect?" The old man said, "Well, my other knee is 98 years old too, and it doesn't hurt!"
What do you expect out of yourself? Do you set limits on what you will attempt because you “self-limit” your ability to accomplish something? God expects us to use the abilities He gave us. Don’t let the fear of failure limit what you do. God has made us what we are. In Christ Jesus, God made us new people so that we would spend our lives doing the good things he had already planned for us to do.
APPLICATION: Are you using all the talents God has blessed you with, or have you placed a limit on yourself?