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How to Turn Limitations into Assets

How can you turn your limitations into assets? Take a page from the Apostle Paul's playbook!

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There is a line from a movie I like to quote every once in a while. The line is, “A good man always knows his limitations.” It’s from the 1973 movie Magnum Force. I like the line because I really think it’s true.

Everyone has limitations and weaknesses of some sort. Unfortunately, some people experience much more severe limitations than others such as a disability, chronic adverse circumstances, or a critical illness.

While it may be true that a good man always knows his limitations, the hard part is living with them. Even harder still is turning that limitation into an asset. Can we do that and if so, how?

The Apostle Paul was a man who accomplished significant things in his life—he was a top legal scholar, he planted many churches, and penned much of the New Testament. But he was also a man who experienced significant circumstantial, emotional, and physical limitations. He called them his weaknesses and described his most significant and perpetual limitation as his “thorn in the flesh.” But the wonderful thing is that Paul showed us that limitations need not be liabilities. In fact, he completely reversed them and showed how he was able turn his weaknesses into strengths.

Rather than being a victim of his limitations, he was a victor over them and turned them into something he actually took pleasure in. I want all of us to be able to do that too. So I wrote an article about how Paul transformed his weaknesses and how each one of us can do that too. Our situations may not be like Paul’s but none of them need defeat us. Go ahead, make my day. Read the article and learn how to transform limitations.