Limitations

This quote humbled me big time today:

There is something deeply spiritual about honoring the limitations of our lives and the boundaries of what God has given us to do as leaders. Narcissistic leaders are always looking beyond their sphere of influence with visions of grandiosity far out of proportion to what is actually being given. Living within our limits means living within the finiteness of who we are as individuals and as a community- the limits of time and space, the limits of our physical, emotional, relational and spiritual capacities, the limits of our stage of life… and the limits of the calling God has given. It means doing this and not that. It means doing this much and not more.” - Ruth Haley Barton

I don’t know if you’re like me, but I tend to live in the future.  I’m a dreamer.  I have "visions of grandiosity" and sometimes forget what is right in front of me.  While taking time to dream is important, I want to "live within the limits of the calling God has given me." 

(HT: Todd Heistand)