go-kartGrowing up, I had some memorable incidents with go-karts. It was always a lot of fun to race them around with friends and pretend to be a “grown-up” with my own car. All of the go-karts I drove fit into one of two categories. The first category were those with inhibitors (or governors),  a mechanical device that—for obvious safety reasons—would limit the flow of fuel into the engine, and therefore keep the go-kart from traveling at its maximum potential speed. The second category had no such mechanical restrictions. The flow of fuel was fully open, and the go-kart would travel as fast as the small engine would carry it. Now, while the first type might have been more safe and sensible, you might guess which type I enjoyed driving most.

Too many believers are living their Christian lives with limiters constantly restricting the flow of God’s grace and power; they are not reaching the full potential of the purpose and plan that God has for their lives. These limiters can be wrong attitudes, wrong influences, or sin that we harbor.

I challenge you to look into your life and ask the Holy Spirit to help you discern the inhibitors in your life that keep you from reaching your full potential and usefulness for God. Confess and forsake them and start living your Christian life with the fuel line of God’s empowering grace wide open!

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