I Can

   When exhorted by a teacher the student replied, “I can’t do that.” The teacher answered, “Can’t never could do anything.” Many seemingly go through life with a “can’t” attitude rather than a “can” attitude.

It would be easy for the child of God to harbor the “can’t” attitude because of the world with which they are surrounded. The world lives their lives in contrast to the word of God, thereby telling the Christian they can’t. The world would have the Christian to believe that they can’t live in accordance to God’s word. The world would have the Christian to believe it is not necessary to live in accordance to God’s word. The world would have the Christian believe that God’s word is not the absolute standard. The world would have the Christian believe one can’t know the truth of God’s word. The world would have the Christian they can’t know that they are saved. The world would have the Christian believe they can’t be faithful to the word of God. The world would have the Christian believe that God can’t be serious about adding to or taking away from His word. The world would have the Christian believe that there can’t really be a place as horrible as Hell.

The world (Satan) tells us we can’t, but God says that we can. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me (Philippians 4:13). Paul, through inspiration, says we can: we can overcome the world; we can overcome Satan; we can live faithfully unto God; we can understand and obey the word of God; we can endure to the end and we can be saved eternally.

There are many excuses offered as to why the Christian should give in and quit but there is one great reason as to why not. The greatest reason not to quit is because of love. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16). The Christian should not, must not, quit because of: the love God has shown; the love we have for God; the love we have one for another; the love we have for the word of God; the love we have for the Son of God; the love we have for those who have gone before us; the love of those who will follow us to Christ; the love we have for the lost.

As we face each day let us say, “I Can Do.”

                                                                                                  Tim

 

 

 

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