The ’sky is the limit’ is a phrase we hear often.
But what if the sky isn’t the limit? What if there’s more that God wants to do with our lives?
Just mere hours ago I was sitting in the Calgary, AB airport when I felt Holy Spirit nudge me. (I’m currently sitting on a plane to Winnipeg, MB as I write this blog post.)
The initial nudge came in the form of a question: Is the sky the limit of what I can do, Carmen?
Well that got my attention in a hurry! After quickly grabbing my bullet journal and pen because I knew, just knew, that God was going to teach me something that was meant to be shared, I sat quietly looking at the sky.
I felt God near. I felt the presense of the Divine lingering with me as a I processed the question that’d been asked of me. Is the sky the limit? Is there a limit for what God can do in and through my life? Through the life of others? It can’t be, I thought. There is so.much.more beyond this earthly sky. We can’t put a ceiling on God’s capacity in us. But we do, don’t we? I do. Sometimes fear grips me or words hurt me and I find myself wanting to turtle. To not show up.
But isn’t he the God of the exceedingly above? Isn’t the human mind limited in its capacity to conceive all the things of God? Don’t we see through a thin veil? Aren’t we invited to trust and follow thus allowing God to determine the limitations?
I was drawn to reread Job 38: 4-7. It says this: “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you know so much. Who determined its dimensions and stretched out the surveying line? What supports its foundations, and who laid its cornerstone as the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy? Who kept the sea inside its boundaries as it burst from the womb, and as I clothed it with clouds and wrapped it in thick darkness? For I locked it behind barred gates, limiting its shores.
So, friends, let me ask you: Is the sky the limit in what God can do in and through you? Were you there when the Almighty laid the foundations of the earth? Who kept the sea inside its boundaries? Who limits the sky’s and the shores?
Let’s place our lives in the hands of The One who has capacity beyond what we can comprehend. Let’s let The One who determined the boundaries of the skies determine ours.
I’m not convinced the sky is the limit, are you?
The Reverend Carmen Kampman is a woman on the road of leadership. Ordained with the PAOC, she is a steward of God’s call to women in ministry. She is on staff at Horizon College & Seminary and a graduate student in the Masters of Leadership program at Briercrest Seminary.