Receive the Gift of Limits

Steve Shaw

Speaker: Steve Shaw

As the Christian philosopher Kierkegaard says, the true vocation for every human being is the will to become oneself. It’s counter-cultural, to be sure, but limits are my friend – a God-given gift that enables me to become my truest self in Jesus. Hugging my limits tight is actually more freeing than it is constricting – as we see in the example of John the Baptist (see John 3:22-30), and most perfectly in the life of Jesus.

Embracing my limits frees me to be comfortable in my own skin; it frees me to be me; it frees me to fulfill the purposes God has for my life, and allows me to be a blessing to others in ways that I can’t when I deny my limits and try to be someone I’m not.