Yesterday while working in the kitchen at church camp, I sliced the end of my pinkie finger. The camp nurse suggested that I go get it looked at since it might need stitches. So my friend, Susan, took me to the urgent care clinic.
Turns out it only needed to be glued and wrapped with gauze. Thank you Jesus! I did not want to have to have stitches. I did have to have a tetanus shot though.
This morning as I was trying to shower, I faced some challenges. My cut finger limited my ability to perform certain tasks. I had to hold it up in the air and keep it from getting wet. The big bandage was in the way of everything I tried to do. Doing tasks with one hand proved quite a challenge.
Many challenges come our way daily. We, as Christians, live in this fallen world but we’re not of this world. We face situations that would try to limit us, cause us to stumble, or even incapacitate us. Sometimes, people around us will try to limit us.
I really needed help to shower, because of the limitations imposed by the bandage and the cut. Our spiritual help comes from God, our deliverance through Jesus, and guidance through the Holy Spirit.
Whenever I took off the bandage that the nurse had wrapped my finger in and put on a smaller, more flexible bandage then I wasn’t limited anymore. I have a reminder of the wound, but it doesn’t hinder me anymore. However, I do have to take special care of the wound and follow the instructions carefully.
We are told in Romans 12:2 to put off the old man and be renewed in our minds daily. When we follow these instructions, we can overcome any limitations caused by challenges that may come our way .Putting off the “heavy cumbersome wrappings” of this world and putting on Christ, will enable us to move freely in the call He has placed upon us without limitations.
His call and gifts are not a cumbersome wrapping or covering but an “easy and light yoke” that causes us to live, work and exist in this world but as children of the Most High God. We are equipped and able to do the impossible without limits!
Lynn Jones, Co-Founder of HHMI enjoys reading, studying and sharing God's Word. She believes that every Word in the Bible is Holy Spirit inspired and profitable for daily living. Her prayer is that as you read the newsletters and blogs, that you will be enriched and equipped for every good work of the Lord's.