(The Stronghold Of Imposed Limitations)
Then he said, “Take the arrows,” and the king took them. Elisha told him, “Strike the ground.” He struck it three times and stopped. The man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have struck the ground five or six times; then you would have defeated Aram and completely destroyed it. But now you will defeat it only three times.”
2 Kings 13:18-19
The King of Israel, Joash, missed the full blessing of constant victory over the Syrians for this reason. He placed a limitation on himself and the authority of Israel over their enemies when he missed the prophetic opportunity to impose spiritual authority.
I can, therefore, suggest that some of the restrictions we face in life are self-imposed. Some individuals are able to convince themselves that they are not the best candidates for a blessing. Imposed limitations will prevent you from accessing what is rightfully yours and delay your progress.
The language of self-imposed limitations are, for instance:
– I am not qualified enough
– He or she has an advantage over me
– I have no one to push my case
– what stopped me the last time is happening again, etc.
These are expressions that should not characterise your language as a believer; remember Romans 8:37, “…despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.” (NLT)
Father Lord, I declare that every battle I am fighting as a result of self-imposed limitations is over now in the name of Jesus. I pray and break every restraining thought/word/action, and walk-in victory through Christ Jesus. Amen!