When was the last time that you declared to yourself or someone else around you out loud that “I can”? It is not something we commonly do even though we really should be doing that each and every single day. In fact, most people, most people (including me) tend to magnify their limitations. People tend to focus on their shortcomings. Obviously, we have the goal of trying to improve ourselves as people and to do that you have to address limitations you do have so you can improve them. The problem comes when we focus solely on our limitations and fail to ever spend any time thinking about the great things each of us has inside of us.
Scripture makes is very clear that all things are possible to those who believe. That means that it is possible to see your dreams fulfilled. It is possible to overcome that obstacle. It is possible to climb to new heights. It is possible to embrace your destiny. You may not know how it will all take place. You may not even have a plan yet, but all you have to know is that if God said that you can…you can!
Please understand that it is not saying that all things are possible to those trying to do it alone. We all have many gifts and there are things that we can accomplish on our own, but each of us has limitations. We will all come to a point where we can’t do everything on our own. It is at this point, if we let God into our lives that we can let Him take over and then through Him anything is possible. Nothing can defeat us. We have the Creator of the Universe in our corner so there really is nothing that can take us down.
Starting today, I want to challenge each of you (including me) to open yourself up to the possibility in your future by simply declaring this verse:
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
At the stoplight, when you are waiting in line, anytime you have a couple of free seconds, just quote this verse to yourself. Let is sink down deeply into your heart. As you do, God’s word will transform you from the inside out. Faith will rise up in your heart and you will start to boldly embrace the blessings that God has in store for you in your life.
If you do this regularly, your limitations and shortcomings will fade away into the background of your thoughts.
Be a person that is known for saying “I can” and not for saying “I can’t.”