When You Think You Can't

March 18, 2016

 

 

Satan loves to tell us we can’t and then help us list all the reasons why.

 

Look at this quote by Henry Blackaby from his book, Experiencing God. “God will never give you an assignment that He will not, at the same time, enable you to accomplish. Don’t focus on your talents, abilities, or interests. In determining God’s will, that kind of response is self-centered. You need to become more God-centered.”

 

While you're pondering the above quote, couple it with these words from God Himself, “I am the Lord, the God of all the peoples of the earth. Is anything too hard for me?”  (Jeremiah 32:27)

 

"Is anything too hard for me?" Your answer to the Lord's question is at the heart of what we are talking about in this blog.

 

Don't we often ask “Can God use me? Is it actually possible?” If we say, “no,” what we're really saying is: “God is not strong enough to use me!” Can that be true? Is it actually possible that the Almighty is not strong enough to use us? The answer, of course, is that the Lord can do anything.

 

For us to truly believe God can use us, Henry Blackaby says we must remember four things:

  1. It’s not what I can do, but what God can do through me. 

  2. It’s not my abilities, but my availability. 

  3. There are no excuses, God has qualified me. 

  4. God-sized tasks build God-sized faith and trust in the Lord

 

These four important statements build upon each other. We start with the foundation stone, God Himself. When God is the foundation, then it’s not about me or what I can do. It becomes all about God and what He can do.

 

Since it has become all about God and what He can do, then my abilities, or lack of abilities, mean very little. What matters is simply this: Will I make myself available to this almighty God? Will I allow Him to work through me?

 

I don’t know about you but when answering these questions, my first response is to come up with as many excuses as possible. However, since this is all about God and what He can do, how can any excuse be valid?

 

Can God do anything or not? If He can do anything, then how can I have excuses? If I will just lay my excuses aside and allow the Lord to work through me to accomplish what only He can, I will actually become a world changer.

 

That sounds like a pretty good deal!

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