the limited (part 2)

God created us all as part of the limited.  What does it mean for me to be part of the limited?

Not all knowing.

I don’t know what anyone else is thinking. Don’t know what anyone else is feeling.  I don’t know what anyone else is doing.  I can’t know motives for why a person is acting a certain way.  I can’t know motives for why a person says something. Can’t read minds.  Don’t always know why I am feeling a certain way, and sometimes don’t understand why I react a certain way.  I will never know the why of girlie’s physical limitations, I will never know the why of girlie.

Not all seeing.

I can’t be with my children 24/7.  I can’t see what happens at school.  I can’t see what happens on the bus.  Girlie can’t tell me any of those things.  I can’t see what happens while I sleep.  Seizures?  Pump unplugging from the line to her stomach during the night?  Pump bag not working?  Don’t see the entire picture.  I will never have the whole story.

Not all powerful.

Can’t change circumstances.  Can’t change the past.  Can’t change others minds. Can’t change others reactions.  Can’t change hearts.  I can never do it all.  I can never alone do all housework, do all the maintenance, make the home perfect for our family, fix the conflicts of my family, fix relationships, fix hurts.  I can never do it all.

The truth is, it is not my job to know all, be all, do all, see all.  My job is not to know the why, how, what, when, where.  I was not created for any of those things.

But God …

HE IS

HE IS all knowing

HE IS all seeing

HE IS all powerful

HE DOES see the whole picture

“Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.” 2 Corinthians 12:10 (The Message).

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