Scripture Reading: Judges 11:1
Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valour, and he was the son of an harlot: and Gilead begat Jephthah.
Reflection: Jephthah was thrust out of the comfort of his home and stripped of his opportunity to inherit his father by his half brothers. He was affected by a limiting factor- the social stigma of being the son of a harlot. However the presence of this limitation could not withstand Jephthah for long as he turned his focus on his innate strength as a ‘mighty man of valor’. He soon returned home as the leader of his tribe after fighting and winning a major battle for his kinsmen. It is significant to note that in the introduction of his story, the strength of Jephthah was mentioned before his limitation ( Judges 11:1). This is to prove that much as a limitation can present itself in your life threatening your very livelihood, you have within you what it takes to overcome it. Rather than focusing on our limitations, we are to look out for our strengths and utilize its presence to deal with the ill conditions. Like Jephthah, your strength precedes your weakness. You should not allow yourself to stay under the power, influence and effects of your weaknesses for long. Take hold of your strengths and begin your journey to a limiting free life. Give God praise for designing you with strengths to overcome limitations in life.
Prayer: Lord I thank you that I am designed with strengths to overcome limitations in life.
Confession: I am designed with strengths to overcome limitations in life. I will focus on my strength and not my limitations.