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Why Our Limits Are a Good Thing

Designed to Help Us Flourish

We tend to think of a limit as something that withholds good things from us.

It's essentially the mentality of a 2-year old. If I say "No" to my 2-year old, the 2-year old is secretly going to think, "But that’s awesome and I want it!” We don’t really ever outgrow that idea with regard to our limits. If God has placed a boundary line somewhere, we’re going to probably wonder, "Is he withholding something that is good or needed?"

None Like Him

Jen Wilkin

This exploration of ten attributes that belong to God alone reminds us of why our limits are a good thing in light of God’s limitlessness—celebrating the freedom that comes from letting God be God.

But once we grow in our understanding of God as infinitely good, then we come to see that every boundary that he places in our lives—every limit that he gives us—is for our flourishing. Not to withhold good things from us; God withholds no good thing from his children.

After realizing that, we can relax and understand our limits as given for our safety and for our ability to be fully human.

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