I can do all things because of Christ who strengthens me.
— Philippians 4:13
We were created by God to do great things, to soar high and to make an impact upon our world for Him. In fact, most of the great men and women who have accomplished impressive things in this world have been men and women who have dreamed dreams of what God, by His grace, could do in their lives.
I suppose everybody has dreamed dreams. The problem is that we all as children had great visions, but alas, as we grew up, most of those dreams faded away. They are destroyed by that pesky voice that whispers, “You can’t do it. You never have, you never could, and you never will.”
So like acid rain that falls upon our dreams, they slowly disappear. Our great visions fade and our ambitions corrode because we believe the negative words of the devil: “You can’t, you can’t, you can’t.” And so, we invent all kinds of reasons why we can’t.
The apostle Paul had no such limitations. He said, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). Paul is not talking about PMA—a “Positive Mental Attitude.” He did not say, “I can do all things through PMA”—but through Jesus.
May God help us to realize that we can do all things through Christ. He is the creator of dreams and the source of our strength.