Going Beyond

“Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it.” Psalm 37:5

Do you ever see a theme that keeps repeating itself, over and over? My theme for this week seems to be Going Beyond. It started last Friday, and it has continued every day since then. It started by reading a post on Facebook, which then turned into reading a whole series about going beyond. Then it was a devotional reading, then a free book offer, then a blog, then a blog by a different writer…something new every day. So…going beyond. Going beyond our current understanding, going beyond our current experience, going beyond our current dreams.

In a book excerpt by Myles Munroe, Understanding Your Potential, I read about going beyond with regards to our potential. It said that potential is dormant ability, unreserved power, untapped strength, unused success, hidden talents, capped capability. All you can be but have not yet become. All you can do but have not yet done. How far you can reach but have not yet reached. What you can accomplish but have not yet accomplished. He said you must never be satisfied with your last accomplishment, because there are many accomplishments yet to be perfected. Sounds like going beyond.

The Lord says that we have potential – the potential He put in us when He created us.

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10

So going beyond is His idea, His way of stretching us to reach beyond what we think we can do to what He created us to do. What is your dream? If you don’t have a dream anymore, ask Him to give you one. He may surprise you by breathing life on a dream that you long ago tucked away and forgot about. Maybe you thought that season was over, and there was no room in the new season for the old dream. Maybe you lived out your dream, and now you long for another one. Go for it. Go beyond. Adventure is waiting.

“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generation forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21

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