Your Limits

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

In many ways, our culture is obsessed with “super heroes.” These have inspired video games and comic books, and have been portrayed in films and TV programs. They have entertained men and women for generations. These characters always seem to know what to do and have the right answers. Their powers enable them to do extraordinary things. And they never seem to make mistakes.

These heroes are joined throughout society by the illusion of “perfect” people. The brilliant scientist with far-seeing understanding. The genius with encyclopedic memory. The “super athlete.” The all-wise teacher. The brave soldier who always wins the battles.

The problem, of course, is that no one really is perfect or “super human.” The fact is that “there is none righteous, no, not one.” That all of us “have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:10, 23). This is true for old and young. For new believers and experienced veterans. None of us has a perfect understanding of the present, or an accurate picture of the future.

Paul reminded the church in Corinth that “we know in part and we prophesy in part.” In other words, no one knows everything. Everything we think and say is based on a partial understanding. Regardless of our experience, education, or intelligence, we all “see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror” (NLT). Eventually, we will see, know, and understand everything, but not until we see Jesus face to face.

Remember these truths when you think about others, and your own life. Humble yourself before God, and resist any pride. Accept His forgiveness, and trust His unchanging Word. Always look to Him, for He alone is perfect, and always correct.