Last night I watched one of my favorite movies again, “Limitless” with Bradley Cooper. I love that movie. I think it’s the concept of having total recall that resonates with me. It seems unreasonable to me that God would design such an amazing supercomputer between our ears, and then only give us access to a fraction of it. As I pondered that, I was struck by this thought: what if its not only possible to access our entire brain, what if its actually God’s will for that to happen?
I should digress for a moment and insert some backstory here, so we’re all on the same page. In the course of this blog, God is going to get a lot of airtime because I love Him. He is my Papa, and I am a radically committed follower of Jesus.
I’ll pause here for those of you who want to beat a hasty retreat to the exit (insert appropriate hold music here).
For those of you who stuck around, thank you. I have no intention of using this blog as a bully pulpit to whack you over the head with a biblical club. God is L-O-V-E and love doesn’t pummel people. Atheist, agnostic, wiccan, muslim, buddhist, hindu, all are welcome here. I firmly believe that everything I share through the lens of scripture will be a value add for you.
OK, back to our original programming. I have a 7 year old son, and when I give him a gift the only condition I put on it is that he use it for it’s intended purpose. For instance, action figures are for playing with, not for putting them up your nose. You get the idea.
I think God has the same idea with the gifts He gives to us. I’ll give you an example. In Genesis chapter 11, God’s creation comes together with the bright idea to build a tower that reaches into the sky. God comes down to check it out and says, “…this is only the beginning of what they will do, and now nothing they have imagined they can do will be impossible for them.” (Genesis 11:6 AMP) Most scholars agree that the tower was built out of pride, and intended to be a temple to man’s greatness. The challenge, though, is that God doesn’t do the whole pride thing. It goes against the original intent of the gift. Plus, it didn’t work out so well for Satan, and God loves us too much to encourage us to follow in those footsteps.
But here is the cool part of that passage…”nothing they have imagined they can do will be impossible for them.” To me that means that limitless isn’t just a cool movie, it’s a possibility as long as we use our gift for it’s intended purpose.