What’s The Limit to What You Can Be or Do?

Are your potentials truly limitless?

Berthran Benaiah
2 min readMay 9, 2022
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There is no limit to what you can be or do.

Well, there is, only that that limit is imposed and defined by YOU.

The human spirit is elastic. It is capable of stretching beyond purported limits.

Like a rubber ring for example, you can choose to remain in your natural state and not test the limits of your elasticity, or you can allow yourself to be stretched and know by experience the true limits of your elasticity. The choice is yours.

Your design and makeup is such that the more of your potential and ability you explore, the more you have left to explore. The only one who can truly define the scope of your abilities, is the One that created you.

Your Oil is Limited By The Number of Vessels You Distribute Into.

Like the story of the widow and the oil in the bible, your oil is your potential. It is only limited by the number of empty vessels into which you are willing to distribute.

A friend of mine once said, “Two lifetimes are not sufficient to exhaust the potentials that are in me.”

I felt the depth in those words.

You see, I used to believe in the concept of “dying empty.”

But what he said made me understand that it is not that we exhaust the potentials that we have. It is that we run out of time.

Remember the story of the mighty warrior Joshua the son of Nun, successor to Prophet Moses?

After fighting and winning so many battles, he grew old and could fight no more. And the LORD said to him, “You are very old, and there are still very large areas of land to be taken over.” (Joshua 13:1; NIV)

It was not that he had exhausted his potential, but that time was no longer in his favour.

It is not that we exhaust the potentials that we have. It is that we run out of time.

There is no limit to what you can do.

It should be your commitment that you will give expression to what resides in you.

Make that commitment and follow through on it.

Only you can limit you. If you insist that you are more than you currently are, that becomes true. It works both ways.

What you say becomes your reality.



Berthran Benaiah

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