Since I had the accident on my bicycle I have had certain limitations on what I can do. It is not easy trying to do things with only one good arm. I’m not complaining. It would not do me any good or make my arm heal any faster so I’ll just make the most of it and use this as a learning experience.
It’s amazing to me how much we take for granted. You never realize what a blessing two good arms are until one is taken away. If you’ve never had a bad arm, put one behind your back or in your pocket for one hour and go about your normal routine. It will be everything but normal.
All of us have some limitations in our lives in some areas. Children are limited by the things their parents allow them to do. Since parents have the authority to do this, children are to obey.
Employees are limited by the demands of their employers. Some among us have certain medical limitations. All of these are not necessarily what we like, but we learn to accept them and live with them.
But there are times when we are limited and do not have to be. For instance, some are “limited” by the knowledge they have of God. This is self-imposed. A person can read and learn of God. They can study the evidences and realize that God is, and that He is willing to reward those who trust in Him.
We are limited in the amount of Bible knowledge we have. Again each one of us can study each day and grow and do away with just a limited knowledge of the Word of God.
Sometimes we limit ourselves as to the amount of involvement we give to God and His church. There are many ways to be involved if we would but take the opportunity.
Today, do not keep these self-imposed limitations on yourself, but determine to put God first in all things. After all, the time will come when you may say, “I wish I could…”