Just Curious!

If The Word tells us “we can” do all things through Christ who strengthens us, why is it that many have become so comfortable with, “I can’t” that they don’t even try?

Either God is lying or those who say, “I can’t” are lying. I’m willing to stake my life on the fact that God is not lying, but people are lazy and complacent. Or they do not know how to say, “I don’t know how” or “I don’t do things as well as..” or “I simply do things differently.”

Can’t–the four letter word that keeps people from trying has become an excuse for Christians who say, “I can,” but never try and then their voice echoes with, “I can’ts’ for others to pick up the rhythm and sing the chorus,

“I can’t, I can’t, I can’t

Even though God says I can,

With all my aches and pains,

I’ll take my ill-informed stand

Allowing the enemy’s lies to reign,

I can’t, I can’t, I can’t.”

Okay, I think the point has been made. I don’t know how to drive a stick-shift well, but you won’t hear me say, I can’t. My artwork consists of mostly stick-people, but you won’t hear me say, I can’t draw. There are so many things that I probably don’t know how to do, but you won’t hear me say, I can’t–if I’ve never tried, I don’t know what I can do in my own power, but with Him, “I can do all things” to His glory!

Just Curious–what are your thoughts?


**Physical incapacity–must include the inability to sit on your own or the inability to stand on your own. If you can do these two things, there are many things “you can do” without thinking about, “I can’t.”***


2 thoughts on “Just Curious!

  1. Yes, the Lord does tell us “I can do all things through Christ who Strengthens Me.”

    I am one of the people who struggle in this area. Due to many things I have experienced, and my reaction to them as a child and through my life, there are many layers of inner bondage that have been ingrained. (I know these lies have been put there by satan) Layer by layer, the Holy Spirit has been peeling away those layers and freeing my spirit. I have thrown myself at the feet of Jesus…finally understanding that He is my savior and physician. You see, all through my life I have been trying to “fix” all those fears, thinking that when I am “fixed” the Lord can finally use me for his Divine Plan. What I finally figured out, is that the Lord will use me as I am…as His Holy Spirit continuously shines his light in my soul…exposing my fears and the sources of them. I am safe in His loving arms…fears, sins and all. I trust that he is healing me right now…in His time.

    I believe that my journey, no matter how humiliating, painful and frustrating, will somehow touch those who are experiencing similar struggles.

    Thank you for your post, and thanks for asking for thoughts:-)

    Love, Bernadette

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