I can’t – it’s too hard.
I can’t – it’s too much.
I can’t – I don’t know how.
I can find a lot of reasons why I think I can’t do something that’s going to be difficult. But I have learned if God wants it done there is no “I can’t”. “I can’t” just doesn’t apply when the Creator of the Universe wants to do something through me.
Have you learned that yet?
The Israelites obviously hadn’t figured that out yet when the spies came back from the Promised Land and said, “We can’t attack those people, they are stronger than we are.” Numbers 13:31. They didn’t get it. God had said he was going to give them the land, he was going to give them victory. “We can’t” was true but God could. And he promised that he would.
Joshua and Caleb got it. Caleb said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.” Numbers 13:30
Yeah, Caleb! He was so right! Yes, they could certainly do it because God had promised and he always keeps his promises. And we will see later how God richly blesses Caleb for his trust in him.
So I have to ask myself – are there any “I can’ts” in my life that I need to change to “I can’s” because God wants to do it through me?
What about you? Any “I can’ts” where you need to trust God and step out in faith because “God can”?
Thank you for being our God of the Impossible, Abba Father.