I am currently watching a show on Netflix called Limitless. The premise is a young man who was basically a “screw up” until he begins taking a drug called NZT which gives him the use of his brain’s full capacity, making him the smartest man on the planet, while under the influence of the drug. I find the premise fascinating given my love of neurobiology and the idea that one could possibly operate using their brain to its capacity intriguing.
God has created this amazing organ to regulate and direct the body and bodily functions. He made it with the capacity to grow and change throughout the life span. Our brains contain a lifetime of memories and these memories can be triggered simply by a smell. These triggered memories create a response in the brain and body identical to those illicited when the event originally happened. An even greater concept is the fact that traumatic memories can actually be healed due to the neuroplacticity (ability to grow and change) of the brain.
I love the idea that we are truly LIMITLESS in Christ. He has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who has called us by His own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3 All things are possible to them that believe. Mark 9:23 He has given us the ability to live a life based upon our faith in Him. Selah. (Stop and ponder that!) We are truly limited only by our own faith as we live out the life that He created us to live. We are not bound by our parents and their choices. We are not bound by poverty or abuse. We are not bound by our mistakes. We are not bound by our socioeconomic class. We are not bound by where we were born. We are not bound by the color of our skin. We are not bound by political affiliation or lack thereof. We are not bound by our addictions. We are not bound by someone’s choices. We are not bound by our age.
We are the only ones who limit the life that we are living based upon what we choose to believe both about God and about ourselves. Have you ever wondered why your life doesn’t line up with what you hear in church or what you hear from the “positive people”? It is because you have chosen to believe the lie that you can’t change your life. You have heard the term, “The sky’s the limit” well I am here to say that it is not. We have the ability to live a Limitless life. What would happen if you begin to believe God is who He says He is and you are who He says you are? What would happen if you give God those mistakes and broken dreams and allow Him to give you new dreams and a new vision for your life? What if you ask God to heal your mind and give you a new mindset? What if you start asking Him to increase your faith? What if you ask Him for His vision for your life and begin to catch it?
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Such a great word, Tobie. I too, am fascinated by the brain. The science of the brain actually points back to the creator every time – this was great 🙂
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Sherri, if you haven’t, check out anything by Dr Caroline Leaf. She is a Christian neuroscientist and her stuff on memory and trauma is amazing.
I LOVE her stuff! I started reading/listening to her this year!
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