You Can Do It

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
— Philippians 4:13, NKJV

Question for you: What would you do if you knew that you couldn’t fail? Probably, it will immediately become clear that we set the bar too low. What most of us do is to do that which is easiest, but not necessarily best.

If I stated the question differently, I would put it this way: What would you attempt if you were given an absolute assurance of success? Well, you have that assurance. The fact of the matter is, you have a guarantee—a guarantee from God. The Apostle Paul, speaking for God, said, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” There is the guarantee, and it is a tremendous one, indeed.

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—big dreams, great visions of what God, by His grace, could do in their lives.

The key to this whole verse is the second part: It is Christ inside us who gives us the strength. We may well be able to accomplish great things apart from Christ. But in the long run, they will not be of much heavenly use. But through Christ who strengthens me, I can do all things. Pray that this year God will you use in greater ways than ever before.

Father, at the start of this new year help me to realize that the greatest limitations to my serving You may well come from within. Thank You that with You nothing is impossible. Give me the strength to serve with all my heart…