The limits on our abilities are extensive and profound. For one thing, because you’re a physical being, your life is limited by the laws of the physical universe. The ramifications of this are huge.
You can only be in one place at a time. You can’t propel yourself back into the past or launch yourself into the future; your existence is permanently anchored in the here and now. You can’t remove a conversation from history or redo a disappointing day. You can’t know the details of tomorrow, let alone know exactly where you’ll be in five years!
You can’t read or reliably predict the thoughts of another. You can’t control the thoughts, desires, words, or actions of another human being.
When you consider how little is actually under your control. When you stop and look, you’re faced with your smallness, weakness, and your limits. Don’t get discouraged; reality is a healthy place to be.
Don’t fear your limits, they were designed by the God who is the definition of everything wise and true. Your limits are not a flaw in His creative plan. When you stay within your limits, you’re exactly where God wants you; these indeed are part of their purpose.
Admitting your limits is not a sign of weakness; it’s an essential ingredient of mature faith.