Updated: Apr 4, 2019

Author: Rebecca Hopkins

After returning from Oaxaca with the Elevate Church Missions Team, I’ve been replaying in my head what God spoke to me on that trip. He said, “Don’t let your focus be your limit.” Our focus of the trip was to show God’s love to the children we planned to see. However, if we would have allowed that to be our limit, we would have missed the opportunity to pray for a mother who is believing for a better life for her family, for a woman whose loved one is very sick, for our tour guide whose home life is falling apart, or even for Elevate Church Missions Team members who were sick during our trip.

“Don’t let your focus be your limit.”

So often we tell ourselves to focus on the prize, to focus on the goal, to focus on the result, and we don’t want anything to distract us or get in our way. But, if we let our focus be our limit, it may hinder us from the larger focus that God has called us to. God wants us to always focus on sharing His love and hope with the people who cross our paths everyday.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”

If we allow God to come in and interrupt our focus, we will not be misguided. There is a unique and specific plan He has created for us that may not look like the path we had in mind, but it always leads to His fulfilled promises.

Is there something God is calling you to that appears a little outside of what you normally focus on? It may seem easy to just disregard it, especially if it is out of your comfort zone. Allow God to remove the limited mindset you have today and invite Him to lead you from glory to glory.


Elevate Kids Global provides a free education to children in Oaxaca, Mexico as well as supporting at-risk children all over the world. To learn more, please click here.


Elevate Church in Santa Clarita is passionate about helping the community connect with God in a real way by having a relationship with Jesus Christ. The Santa Clarita church focuses on providing the community with practical principles for daily living based on Biblical teachings.

Services are held in Santa Clarita on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and 12 p.m. To learn more about Elevate Church, click here.

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