Hello, friends! Last week, we talked about the Mystery of an infinite God (and being-with that Mystery). God is infinite, limitless. We, on the other hand, are not. At times, we experience this awareness as unwelcome – we’d like to have far less limitations than we do. Sometimes, we even *hate* our limitedness – the fact that we just can’t do and be everything we want to. And yet. Our limitedness is also a gift. At some point, when we discover that we cannot do and be everything, it invites us into what is particularly *ours* to be and do. Instead of living a life diffused around to every possible need, we begin to see just where we are meant to be – and where we are not. It gives us space to rest, to let God be God (instead of trying to act as though we, too, are infinite), and to be who we truly are. How about you? How do you feel about having limits? Both the kind that are naturally occurring by simply being in a human body and alive in this world, and the kind that are given *to* us in one way or another (laws, mandates - in Scripture or elsewhere, relational dynamics, structures, etc)? Do you welcome them? Resist them? How does God feel about your limits? Do you sometimes unconsciously assume God faults you for having limits, for not being able to do everything you would want to in loving the world with God? What is it like to think that God made you intentionally limited? That this was not a flaw, but a good part of the design? How could you lean in to embracing your limits this week?
Posted by Jamie Bonilla at 2021-07-12 14:25:24 UTC