I once heard an awesome Illustration of a group of scientists who decided to experiment on the brain of a Barracuda. What they did was placed a Barracuda into a huge glass tank that led into the ocean. The only thing that separated the Barracuda from the freedom of its tank so it could explore the depths and width of the beautiful blue coral ocean was a thick sheet of glass creating a wall within the tank. Every now and then the Barracuda would swim back and forth hitting its nose on the thick glass. For 6 months the Barracuda was secluded in this tank used to its limitations, seeing through the glass sheet, longing to be free to explore the ocean. Then the scientists decided to slowly, when the Fish was unaware, slide the glass partition out of the huge tank to see the Barracudas response. The fish swam towards where it thought the glass was and circled back continuing to keep within its limits. Not knowing it was able to swim into the ocean and be free from the restrictions of the glass tank! Not knowing they removed the glass and there wasn't a limit to its movement! It was so used to being limited by the glass for the last 6 months that when it was removed it still felt confined!
Are you like that Barracuda? Do you feel restricted and unable to explore the fullness of life enjoying freedom? Maybe you've been trapped in something that has held you for some time thus putting limits on yourself and drawing lines. We easily do this telling ourselves "This is as far as I can go, I can't go any further" or "I've always had this problem and will never overcome it. I'm comfortable where I am and don't want to go further". These are lies and deceptions Satan feeds our minds and programs our Brains into thinking! "You can only go this far. You'll never reach your potential or capacity" are more lies that echo in the hearts and minds of many Christians today!
The glass has been removed. The Father of lies, Satan, has been defeated! There is freedom for you today! You are a person of capacity who God looks upon with love and joy. Some of you need to explore the wideness of Gods mercy, the vastness of His love. To push out into the deep and explore His heart. Enjoy the freedom. No longer are we slaves!
Galatians 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
If you are already in Christ may this scripture go deep into your heart! We are no longer slaves but are FREE.
If you don't know Christ and you are trapped in sin limiting yourself know there is Freedom in Christ! He's waiting in the Deep. There's an ocean of love for you to explore! He knows your weakness, sin, your failings, and your hearts
Psalm 139:1 You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you're familiar with all my ways.
Come to Him just as you are! He is limitless. His heart is beating for you! Let this be a time where you say NO to your limits and YES to the limitless God without NO boundaries.
Psalm 42:7 Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.
God is calling into the depths of your heart. What is your response!?