Do We Limit Ourselves?

I’ve been smacked in the face with the fact that I put limits on myself.

Not only on what I can accomplish – but also on what I could even dream of accomplishing.

Most often I blame my limitations on time. But I also fall into believing that emotionally, mentally, physically, or spiritually I just don’t have it in me to do all that I want to on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.

But, is that what God wants from me?
Or from you?

Over the course of the last few days, I’ve heard three stories about people who came from difficult circumstances, only to rise far above them to make their dreams happen. They worked hard and persevered—regardless of horrible childhoods, addictions, or other challenges. They accomplished what they set out to do because somewhere inside of them, they believed they could.

One such story is about Nick Vujicic, a young man born without legs or limbs, and only a small foot with two toes on his left side. Doctors could find no medical reason for his condition.

Nick credits God for giving him the strength to rise above enormous obstacles. He types with his toes, maneuvers his body where he needs to, and even swims in a pool without fear of drowning.

Nick doesn’t accept what most people would call limiting factors in his life. He isn’t satisfied with just living and getting by. Instead, he’s taken his love for people and passion to bring hope to thousands. He’s traveled to 19 nations and made over 1,600 speaking appearances.

“God has used me to let people know in countless schools, churches, prisons, orphanages, hospitals, stadiums and in face-to-face encounters with individuals how very precious they are to God. Secondly, it’s my pleasure to assure them that God does have a plan for their lives that is purposeful. For God took my life, one that others might disregard as having any significance and filled me with His purpose and showed me His plans to move hearts and lives toward Him. Understanding this, though faced with struggles, you can overcome too.” Nick Vujicic

Nick inspires me to believe in myself. I don’t need—nor should I—put limits on what I can do.

Is there something you dream of doing? Don’t limit yourself.

To find out more about Nick Vujicic and his ministry, visit these websites.



  1. Thanks, Dawn. This is so inspiring. I'm glad I scrolled down to see this.

  2. This is incredible and inspiring. Thanks for posting it, Dawn!


    Cheryl Wyatt


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