(FMF Friday) Limit

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What do you consider your limit? When you are living out your regular day-to-day life? I work at an afterschool program at my church for special-needs kids. We have children that range in age from seven all the way up to fifteen. They all have their own unique developmental and physical challenges – which could limit them all their lives. I really don’t think they even think about it.

They are a determined bunch of kiddos…working daily at their notebooks (our younger ones) and their daily work jobs throughout the church (our middle school and high schoolers). They work every single day to learn new things and improve upon skills they are working on. They don’t let their disabilities (what we call their HisAbilities) to limit them – they’re a happy, loving, well-adjusted, and loved bunch.

When going through my day-to-day stuff I sometimes complain about my lot in life…the constant chores, the laundry, getting dinner on the table, worrying over crazy stuff. I find myself every now and then moaning and groaning and saying, “That’s it…I’ve reached my limit, Lord. I can’t do this anymore”. I wallow around in my self-pity awhile, then am convicted –  stopping to think of my sweet babies at ASAS.

Thank You, Lord, for giving me the opportunity to be around the kids. Thank You for their sweet spirits and smiles and hugs. Above all this thank You for Your unlimited love.

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26 thoughts on “(FMF Friday) Limit

  1. You’re not the only one who complains. I’ve caught myself doing the very same thing recently. And I don’t like it. I love how you pointed us to thankfulness. When we’re thankful, we don’t complain. May be more thankful in every moment of every day. Happy weekend!

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  2. God is funny lately. I love how you commented on my post a little bit ago and I come here and see..HisAbilites.

    Having cerebral palsy, I’ve focused more on my ability than relying on Him. I’ve tried/ want to do all things placed before me, but it wears me out and makes me anxious.

    But I read somewhere grace is God always reaching out to be near us. If I try to do all things, I’ll never see Him or His abilities.

    Thank you for this ❤️

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  3. God is funny lately. I love how you commented on my post a little bit ago and I come here and see..HisAbilites.

    Having cerebral palsy, I’ve focused more on my ability than relying on Him. I’ve tried/ want to do all things placed before me, but it wears me out and makes me anxious.

    But I read somewhere grace is God always reaching out to be near us. If I try to do all things, I’ll never see Him or His abilities.

    Thank you for this ❤️

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  4. I work at a church Afterschool program too! I feel connected to you in that way. I don’t work with special-needs kids, but it is still a wonderful opportunity to come alongside children and love them well.
    I love the way children can speak into our lives. I got to teach four years olds this morning at church. Their excitement about learning the memory verse thrilled my heart. Even now, as I think about their smiling faces, I feel a smile in my heart.

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  5. So love that you talk of HisAbilities! And love how God has used this service of yours in His Kingdom to bless you. I’m going to remember that one next time I get anxious about my lack of ability: and see it as an opportunity for HisAbility to shine. Thank you for sharing this.

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  6. Oh yes, I feel ashamed of myself sometimes when I complain or feel bad…I knew the name of the program was HisAbilities but never really thought much about it until reading this. I look at stuff that needs to be done and am so overwhelmed I don’t know where to start. From now on, when I’m feeling that way I’m going to let HisAbilities kick in…because I know nothing is impossible for God! I love you, sistah♡♡♡

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  7. I hear ya on this one. I often catch myself complaining and then thinking, “Seriously, Rachel, that is such a 1st world problem… get a grip!” I have tried over the last few years to really practice an attitude of gratefulness and it has really helped my perspective and outlook on life. I’m not perfect at this but better than I used to be.
    Thanks for these encouraging words!

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  8. Lynette, how beautiful that God gives you reminders every day about how He is able to strengthen us to do all He’s given us to do. Even when we feel like we’ve reached our limit, God gives us all we need. And I LOVE that you call “disabilities” HISabilities.”

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  9. Hi Lynette! I enjoyed your thoughts on #limit. It is especially meaningful in light of your observations about the wonderful children in your after school program. Thanks for sharing your heart and enlightening ours!

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