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Limiting God Comes From Inability To Comprehend

Since I joined the ministry and seen my role grow, I have had different opportunities to talk with many people about different issues that pertains to scripture and that of God. People ask me what I think about different issues and a dialogue begins as there is a lot to learn from everyone. Sometimes, we disagree on issues and the great thing about a disagreement is that both or all parties can learn from one another.

Most people of the faith do, indeed, have tremendous amounts of faith which is great because this is the only way that we can please God (Hebrews 11:6). Faith is a significant pillar within a Christian’s walk not just because God says it is but because faith helps a person through their walk and their times of uncertainty. Regardless of who someone is and what they have, there will always be difficult times and uncertainty in their lives but faith helps us through it all.

Faith is a significant pillar within a Christian’s walk not just because God says it is but because faith helps a person through their walk and their times of uncertainty.”

Even with faith, one of the common factors that I have noticed among many believers is that they limit God. For many years, I had a bad habit of limiting God and what He could do. Scripture tells us that God can do all things and that the things that He did yesterday, He can do today and He will be able to do the same tomorrow as He does today (Hebrews 13:8). Many people that I have had conversations with say that they believe all things that scripture says but many people also question what scripture says which is just one reason why they limit God.

That is, if someone has a real understanding of scripture but more so, about who God is, they would not limit Him and while a lack of understanding does lead to limiting God, another problem that I find among many believers is that if they cannot comprehend something, they are unable to accept it. This may sound strange but their inability to fathom what God can do leads them to question God and His ability which results in them limiting God and by limiting God, I do not necessarily mean that God is limited in working but rather, our perceptions of what God can do are limited.

In terms of limiting what God can do, this is another discussion for another article. There is no doubt that Scripture teaches that God is a gentleman and if we tell Him no, He will abide by this no. After all, God does not want any of us to perish but for all to come to repentance (2 Peter 3:8-10) but, again, He is a gentleman. God does wait for us to come to Him but we are able to love God because He first loved us (1 John 4:19). This trait of God and all that it implies should be the beginning of knowledge of God and should stop any and all limiting of Him.

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Written by Billy Ray Parrish


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