Monday, 06 February 2012 14:19
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Our mindset is vitally important to whether we are going to be successful serving God. We need to be willing to face and go through whatever we may face. Every one of us at some time has said; I can’t. When serving God, God wants us to have a mindset of I can.
CAN AND CAN'T
Can and can't once ran a race.
Can fell down and hurt his face,
But up he jumped and on he ran,
The persevering little man.
In spite of all Can't did or said,
Can kept on going straight ahead.
Can't did not wish to be the last,
Nor did he want to run so fast,
And so he shouted, "Don't you see
That you can never outrun me?"
But Can replied, "That's just your way.
You're telling people every day
They can't do this, and can't do that,
That black is white and the earth is flat;
But you'll not conquer me, for I
Will win this race or die."
They kept on running many years,
And Can at times shed bitter tears
Over the troubles that he met
And oftentimes would weary get.
His feet were sore, the way was rough,
The road did not seem short enough.
He sometimes ran and sometimes hopped,
But never, never, never stopped.
At last Can't halted by the way,
And said, "Now I will rest and play."
And so he waited while his friend
Kept on until he reached the end.
And Can't was left far in the rear
Because he would not persevere.
Can won the race while Can't stood still
He always has, and always will.
Just having a desire won’t get you there. We have to do something with that desire. We have to have a determination that we will keep our eyes glued on Jesus regardless of what the situation is around us. It must be regardless of what the cost is, or how hard the trial is, or how hard the suffering is that we are going to serve God. We can make it with God’s help.
The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat. Proverbs 13:4
When a lot of people say; I can’t, it really means I won’t. When they say; I can’t lose weight, it means I won’t lose weight. I can’t read my Bible everyday means I won’t take the time to read my Bible every day. There are a lot of things that people say that they can’t do when in actuality they won’t. They may say that they can’t forgive because the other person has done something so bad. They can forgive but they don’t want to. You can if you want to. If you say; I can’t get victory over this sin. That isn’t true because you can with God’s help. It means you won’t be determined or try. People need to be honest and instead of saying; I can’t they need to say I won’t. We can do it with God's help.