Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2 NKJV).
Limitations often start in our mind! We decide what we can or cannot achieve based on our thinking. This thinking is often the byproduct of what we have been conditioned to believe about ourselves over the years as early as childhood. When we hesitate to believe God's promises or pursue our goals, somewhere there is a limitation we have embraced! We were created to live an abundant life (John 10:10) without limitations! We do not have to accept the limitations that others have tried to place on us. The only limitations that exist are between our ears. God would not have placed specific dreams and promises in our hearts if we were incapable of achieving them. We must meditate on God's Word and God's promises and see ourselves as victorious, complete, and whole! Allow God to transform your mind and cease from limitations!
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If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts (1 John 3:20 NIV).
The most important forgiveness you can practice is forgiveness towards yourself! It has often been said that God forgives us and in fact, remembers our “sins” no more (Hebrews 8:12 NIV) so why do we constantly remind ourselves and the Lord of them? From the time we were children, we were programmed that someone must pay for a slight or wrong committed. Consequently, we may condemn others or unfortunately constantly condemn ourselves if we have been conditioned to accept abuse or punishment. Lack of forgiveness towards oneself can produce sickness and disease in the body, mental disorders, and depletes your energy and zeal for life. The good news is that you are as pure as snow in God’s sight and your past does not even exist to Him. The only “time” that exist with the Lord is eternity or now because God exists outside of time in eternity! God has forever seen you in His righteousness! Accept that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:21) on today and forgive yourself!
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1
God never condemns us! In fact, He has never condemned us! God has eternally viewed us from the lens of Christ's perfection! Condemnation produces sickness, depression, and depletes our zeal for life. These things in turn can produce death. In the beginning, in the Garden, God told the man that the day he ate of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil he would surely die (Genesis 2:17). What brought death to mankind was eating of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil! We must not be like the man and woman in the Garden and worry about trying to figure out what is right or wrong and condemning ourselves when we feel like we have not made the correct decision! That produces death! We must simply follow the Lord's leading knowing that there is never any condemnation anyway and that "at the end of the day, it is your own belief that matters most before God; do what your heart approves of without allowing guilt to interfere with your joy" (Romans 14:22, Message Bible). Choose to operate in life today by not feeling condemned and receive the joy, healing, prosperity, and wholeness that are yours!