Knowing Your Limits


The TV advertising and billboards along the roads all promote “If it’s flooded… Forget it!”  We gaze at them and think that would never happen to me… But the truth is we all have the potential to make some pretty dumb decisions along the way that can get us into perilous situations. It’s one of the flaws of human nature to presume we will always be able to get out of a difficult situation should it arise… But the truth is there is a very big difference between wisdom and foolishness. And we all have that ability to be foolish in life.

I came across this children’s peddle car stuck in a river out in the middle of the western desert. It was a perfect day and the car looked so out of place. It had somehow been washed downstream after recent torrential rains and floods in the outback. It was a surreal picture but somehow reminded me of me. I have the ability to get myself stuck in situations I was never meant to be… either through foolishness, sin or lack of wisdom.

Don’t let the enemy or your own lustful desires cause you to become stuck on the road God has for you in life. Be aware of the warning signs and stick to what you know is true. Surround yourself with people who will make your stronger and wiser. We live in a world of distraction, deception and detours.. But when we keep our eyes on Jesus He enables us to make good strong decisions that keep us focussed on the visions and dreams He’s placed in our hearts. So keep the faith… and if it’s flooded… forget it. 

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set before him he endured the Cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2-4

Steve Grace