The thing about the bible is, the words in it do not lie.
Therefore when we see a sentence in there, or when we see a phrase in there, we have to take it for what it says.
How many of us are familiar with the Philippians 4:13 verse?
The one that tells us we can do all things through the strength we have in Christ Jesus.
How many of us believe it? (Many of us will say ‘me’.)
Okay, now how many of us truly believe and live by it?
You see, it’s one thing to believe that something is true, but it’s another thing to actually take on that truth and embed it into your own life.
All things, means All things.
It doesn’t mean a quarter, or a third, or two thirds or even 99%, but All things, means ALL…Things…
That means when you’re thinking of quitting because man, or even your own flesh has qualified you as unable to fulfil that task – you need to step up and realise that Christ is with you in ALL things, and you can and will do it – just apply yourself.
When your teachers/professors tell you that ‘Most students fail at this hurdle, hardly any students make that jump successfully…’ – you need to wear the garment of ALL things being possible through Jesus, and let them know there’s a Greater Being in you, that drives and enables you.
When your bosses say you can’t do it because of your background, or your experience, or your qualifications – you need to tap into that favour and grace from Christ that breaks protocol on your behalf and places ALL things within your reach.
Even when your family, who most people would argue are the ones who know you best – yes friend, even when they, in the deepest love for you, and through the desire of wanting to protect you from disappointment – even when they tell you that the venture is no good, or it’s too hard for you – you need to strap up your ALL things footwear and get trekking, because Christ is going to take you there; to that desired goal and even further!
My reminder for you today is this,
When we extract verses from the word of God, let’s take them in their wholeness.
Just in the same way that we know we shouldn’t follow laws half-heartedly, or ‘pick and choose’ which commandments we want to follow, we also shouldn’t weaken verses of encouragement and empowerment, but rather, take them as FULLY as they come.
If Christ was only capable of enabling us 50% of the time, in 50% of the tasks, then the bible would tell us that!
But as it says ALL things, it assures us of Him being 100 percent!
Therefore I encourage you to,
1. Put ALL your faith in His strength that lies in you.
And 2. Be bold to step forward and know that you truly are a conqueror, a victor and a success in EVERY single thing you lay your hands upon.
Now how’s that for a word to start your Wednesday morning?!
Keep the Faith, Don’t Stop Believing
God Bless you