VICTORIA OSTEEN SERMON GOD’S POWER IS LIMITLESS : Pastor Victoria Osteen asks, Have you ever felt that your hands were tied? And what I mean by that is, have you ever looked at a situation in your life and you think, “I don’t know how this can change, I don’t know how this can possibly work out?” maybe someone else is involved, and so you think, “oh, no, they have to change before my situation can change.” or maybe you have a big dream in your heart.
You can see it from a distance, but then you realize, “I don’t have the resources, I don’t have the education, I don’t know the right people.” see, that’s when we feel like our hands are tied, but I want to encourage you with something this morning, and really, it’s a reminder to you this morning.
Your hands may be tied, but God’s hands are never tied, and his power is limitless in your life that’s what we need to allow to sink down into our hearts and minds, when it looks impossible to me in the natural, I have to remind myself that I serve a supernatural God, that my God has all the power in all the world.
When we look at things, we see it from a natural perspective, but God is saying to us today, “I haven’t asked you to walk by sight, I’ve asked you to walk by faith, I’ve asked you to remember my great power towards you.”
We cannot limit our options in life by what we see, because if we do, we will live a very limited life, and most of the time, when God asks you to do something, it’s going to be over your head, it’s going to be bigger than yourself, because, if it wasn’t, you wouldn’t need God.
You wouldn’t need to walk by faith, because you could do it in your own abilities and your own strength so, be encouraged today if you feel a little overwhelmed and a little over your head, because that’s when God can come in, if you won’t limit his power in your life.
Psalm 78 says this, it says, “They vexed the holy one of Israel because they did not remember his power.” they turned back and limited God. The children of Israel came against obstacles, but they didn’t remember God’s power, they forgot that he redeemed them from the oppressor, they didn’t think about the fact that he brought water out of a rock in the desert so they could drink. It frustrated God, and it said they turned back and limited his power.
The word, limited, does not apply to God, God is limitless, but they limited God’s power by their own mind-set, their own way of thinking, they turned back and gave up too soon, because they didn’t consider all the miraculous things God had done in the past, all they considered was the obstacle that was in front of them.
Have you ever stopped doing something you thought God wanted you to do? Maybe gave up a little too soon because you felt insignificant, maybe you were fearful, maybe you just drew a little line around you and thought, “you know what, I’d like to do it, but I just can’t.” that’s exactly what the children of Israel did, they stopped when they should have continued to move forward.
Pastor Victoria Osteen wants us to change our mindset that leads to the limitation of God’s power in our lives.