Take The Limits Off God
by Hannah Keeley
Something happened this past week that I absolutely must tell you about. It really taught me a lesson about the way God works, and I want to share this with you. If you need a miracle in your life, then I know this is going to give you hope and keep your faith up.
Kyler came to me several days ago and said, “Mama, I really want a 12-string guitar, but they’re so expensive and I’m trying to save up my money for a car.”
I told him that God is not limited at all and he needs to pray about it. I know, typical response, right?
“I have been praying,” he said. “But I don’t know how I could ever get that kind of money.” Well, I’ll tell you, Hannah, he really stumped me. I didn’t know how to respond. I mean, in my head, I know that God is not limited at all, but in reality, Kyler is just working a part-time job a few days a week, and I knew what he was thinking. He just doesn’t earn that kind of money. It seemed impossible.
Then the Holy Spirit spoke to me down deep inside. He said, “I own the cattle on a thousand hills, Hannah. Not just the money to buy those cattle, but the cattle themselves.” What God was telling me was to take the limits off of what I imagined He could do, not only in my life, but in Kyler’s as well. It’s fine to believe Him for the money to buy things. But what about just believing Him for the things, too?
I called Kyler back.
“Honey,” I said. “I think you need to stop putting limits on the way God works. I have no idea how He could supply the money to buy a guitar, but I know He can. But, listen to me. I also know that He could just as well supply a guitar, too.” Kyler thought about it, nodded, and left the room.
Two days later was Sunday. I was talking with our music minister when Kyler stepped forward and got his attention. Clear out of the blue, he said, “Do you know how I could get my hands on a 12-string guitar?
Without hesitation, our music minister said, “Sure do. There’s one in my office. Someone donated it to the church. You’re welcome to take it home and use it as much as you like.”
Kyler and I looked at each other dumbfounded. Sure enough, just like that, God came through. And in a way that totally surprised us.
Now, you may be thinking, ‘but he doesn’t own it. It’s not his.”
Want to know the truth? We don’t own anything. It’s all God’s. And when you truly understand this concept, it frees you up to let the stress go and quit coming up with 101 ways that God can come through for you. You don’t need to worry about how or when or where. All you have to focus on is WHO. God has a solution, and it’s not always what you think it is. Quit begging God for your answers and start trusting that He already has one.
I hope this has helped you. But don’t let it stop there. Someone you know is struggling. They are stressing out, wondering how God is going to come through with the miracle they so desperately need. Please keep the blesssing going. Send this link to a friend, or print out this article and pass it on. You can also post it on Facebook to get the word out. Remember, you may be the answer someone is looking for today!
Keeley was once in overwhelmed mom living in a cluttered house, deep in debt, out of shape, and barely hanging on. But one day, after finding herself sobbing uncontrollably into a pile of clean laundry, she realized God has bigger and better plans for her (just like He does for each one of His children). Beginning that day, she began making changes in her life that took her from overwhelmed to overjoyed. Today, she’s helping moms do the same. Hannah, her husband, Blair, and their seven children live in Richmond, Virginia, and are having the time of their lives!
Check out Hannah’s Website Here!