A sure-fire way to continually limit yourself …

When millions of people stepped out their front door this Monday morning, they were taking with them a key item that would limit their success, limit their efforts, limit their productivity, limit their relationships, and even limit what they attempt to reach for.

The item they tucked away and carried into their day with them is fear.

How does fear have such a limiting affect on our lives?

It’s kind of like how it limits the African impala. The impala can jump to a height of over 10 feet and cover a distance of over 30 feet. Yet these magnificent creatures can be kept in an enclosure in any zoo with a three-foot wall. The animals will not jump if they cannot see where their feet will fall.

In the same way, we often will not attempt something unless we, also, can see where we will land. We limit our steps, our reach, to that which we can see. By so doing, we quench all the possibilities that could become realities if only we walked by faith.

Faith is the ability to trust what we cannot see, and with faith we are freed from the flimsy enclosures of life that only fear allows to entrap us.

Are you limiting yourself by carrying fear with you? Or do you leap into life, having faith that God will provide a sure footing for your landing?

“He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along,” Psalm 40:2.