God Knows Our Limits. We Don’t.

Limitations. We all have them. Some excel in pushing past perceived limits while others see them as nonnegotiables.

This past weekend, I overhead a middle-aged mom talk about how she pushed through a driathlon (canoe 3 miles w/partner + bike 12 miles + run 3.1 miles) she just completed. Here’s what she said:

“I just remembered my daughter telling me, ‘Your body can do more than your mind thinks it can,’ so I kept going.”

Read that statement again:


Do we really know our limits? Even if we think we do, likely they are beyond what we think we know.

What we can know for sure regarding our limits is that God knows them. He did create us – as well as our limits – after all, right?

What does this mean in a practical sense moving forward? It means we can trust God with our future because He knows our limits. It means we can focus on His will and guidance rather than on our perception of our limits.

“To all perfection I see a limit, but your commands are boundless.” (Psalm 119:96)

“For no word from God will ever fail.” (Luke 1:37)

“But He said, “The things that are impossible with people are possible with God.” (Luke 18:27)

2 thoughts on “God Knows Our Limits. We Don’t.

  1. I feel like I am constantly pushing my limits. I need to listen more when I feel the Lord telling me to slow down. God does know my limits and I need to pay more attention to that! Thank you for such a good word 🙂

    • Letting God set the pace is so important rather than pushing ourselves into limits we weren’t meant to breach. “A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9)

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