Joseph Iregbu

Purpose Guy


Last week, Tor Constantino ran a guest post I wrote for his blog, The Daily Retort. I ended the post with a passionate call to you to step out of fear and Live BOLD.

But there’s something you need to understand, something I didn’t quite say in that post:

You can never live BOLD until you confront what’s limiting you. You can tweet this

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If you accept reasons to remain stagnant, you will not step out in faith and grow.

If you continue to embrace human limitations, you will live an average life.

For years, the fear of not being good enough limited my person, purpose and passions. God opened my eyes and gave me the courage to face my fears. I won!

Confront Yourself

  • What’s keeping you from being free?
  • What’s caging you?
  • What’s your biggest fear?
  • What diminishes your faith?
  • What’s your number one enemy of progress?
  • What overshadows God’s grace in your life?
  • What kills your confidence?
  • What stops you from believing the impossible?
  • What’s stopping you from living?
  • What’s keeping you from breathing anew?
  • What depletes your hope?
  • What steals your courage?
  • What makes you think GOD is no longer faithful?
  • What’s limiting you?
  • Most importantly, what are you going to do about it… today?

3-Point Action Plan

Have you decided it’s time up on limitations in your life? Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Pray – that’s where to start. Run to God for help. Physical and psychological challenges have a spiritual element.
  2. Take Personal Responsibility – confront yourself, face your fears. Change what you can influence and trust God to take you farther than you can go.
  3. Step Out – act your prayers and live again.

In which area of your life are you currently experiencing limitations? What will you do about it today? Leave a comment and I will pray with you.

About Joseph Iregbu

From a homeless, near-school-dropout to living a story worth telling. Purpose is my passion. What's your story?

13 Replies

  1. YES!!!!  We are only limited by the lies we believe about ourselves!  God came to set us free not just in the sin category but in the limits we allow others or ourselves to put on us.  There are NO LIMITS with God.  Great stuff!

  2. My wife (@fullherlife) and I really enjoyed this post – lots of truth here. We serve a limitless God!

    1. Amen, Josh. Our God is indeed awesome in every way. I appreciate you guys!

  3. Missmeek39

    I’m happy reading this bunch of encouragement,am so greatfull though I have not been going through your post for some time.
    I read the article on Live can’t actually live bold when he doesn’t seem to see what are the limitations I have in my life that has blocked me from living bold.
    Actually for some time now I have been praying to God for clarity of those things I can’t see that are holding me back which Is the only way I am sure of answers.
    I also have to take up the responsibility,step out and act on my prayers.and his grace I know he has given me.

    1. This is good; glad to see you take the lead to step out and act your prayers. That’s the way forward. God’s grace abounds for you. Bless!

  4. Hi Joseph, truly great follow up to the last article on living bold.

    can we confront what we do not know exists. I drew a parallel the other
    day – in the past I was so fond of apologizing for the littlest things.
    That was until a stranger noted it and pointed it out to me. It then
    occurred to me that we may go through life thinking we are okay, when
    really there’s much we can address – point is I think we need to
    confront our limitations.

    Your questions cut right to the chase.
    I am going to follow the three step and “Change what you can influence
    and trust God to take you farther than you can go” ~ by letting go of
    the past, questioning the associations that are not what God desires for
    me and seeking clarity for what lies ahead, especially career. Truly
    appreciate the encouragement.

    1. I’m praying with you; that you receive the clarity you need and courage to do something about it. I appreciate your comment here.

  5. Love the 3 point action plan.  Personal responsibility is key.  We become so good at making excuses.  

    1. Praying, trusting God and stepping out require personal responsibility. I agree, Eileen. Any other action we can take to quit the excuse making?

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