“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
“With God, all things are possible.”
Those are probably two of the most quoted scriptures in the whole Bible. I know that I’ve surely said them thousands of times. Do I always believe them? My actions don’t suggest that I do. Because if I DID believe them, there’s a whole lot more I would be attempting for the cause of Christ. If I did believe that I could truly do ALL things through Christ, I’d surely be about doing His business more than I am. If I believed that all things are possible with God, I wouldn’t be so worried about failing. I wouldn’t let the fears of my own abilities stop me from attempting what God wants me to do.
Ah, but there it is. if I’m dependent on my own abilities, I can do nothing except fall short. I have every reason to fear failure if I don’t include God in the mix. The scripture doesn’t say that I can do all things by myself. It doesn’t tell me that all things are possible if I work hard enough, or practice six hours a day, or study two hours for every one hour of class time. There is absolutely nothing in myself that guarantees success. Nothing.
But with God…now that’s a different story. With God, all things really are possible. I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. And so can you. So here’s the question: What would you do for God if you knew that you could not fail? And knowing that He won’t let you fail, what are you waiting for?