How to Overcome All Your Inabilities
Adapted from Discover True Love by Arthur Meintjes
You may be wondering how on earth you are going to overcome all the inabilities in your life.
The only way is to become immersed in the fact that God speaks a language of love. So many people think that this message is a license to sin and do just what they please.
Well firstly, people have never needed a license to sin, and secondly, they just go about doing whatever they want anyway.
We would never counsel a married couple with difficulties not to love each other too much as it could lead to worse problems! That’s like saying, “Don’t love your wife too much. She might run away.”
How stupid! Obviously love will not encourage them to hurt one another. Love will only lead them to appreciate each other more. How on earth can telling people that God loves them so passionately lead them to more sin? That’s ludicrous.
You can never tell someone that God loves too much or go “overboard” telling about the love of God.
When you find out God loves you so much, you fall in love with Him even more and start doing things you never did before and stop doing some of the things you did do before. You fall in love with Him more and more when you find out how much He loves you!
Ephesians 5:1-2 in the Message Bible tells us God's love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn't love us to get something FROM us, but to give everything TO us. The word extravagant means "exceeding the limits of reason or necessity; lacking in moderation, balance and restraint; extremely or excessively elaborate."
What an awesome view of the love God has for us, and why He went to the cross to adopt us into His family. The love of God goes beyond whatever your mind can reason or even think. His love reaches beyond our excuses and failures and draws us into the reality of the life we have been given.
When I fell in love with my wife, it changed my life forever. I felt as if my knees had a life of their very own. They wouldn’t work right. I started sending her flowers and gifts. I had never done this to any other woman before in my life. And I stopped doing things that I had been doing—having girlfriends in every corner of town or staying out with the boys every night.
But none of this was because my wife made a list of things I should and shouldn’t do. It was because I fell IN LOVE with her, and she responded to that love.
God’s love is so much more than the natural love between a man and a woman. When we find out just how much we are loved by God, it is a natural reaction to respond to that love.