I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
Fear is the one of the primary factors that is causing many of us to use the words I can’t. Because we are saying we can’t, we find ourselves in the same position we were in for years because we truly believe we cannot. Some of you think you cannot make it on your own. You think you cannot be healed. You think you cannot start this business that you wanted to start a long time ago. You think you do not have any money or anything to proceed so you do not start. You think because of your background, you cannot do it. You did not come from so and so family and so you think you cannot do it.
However, the word of God says that God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. If God did not give you a spirit of fear, then who or what is causing you to be afraid. It is the enemy causing you to doubt yourself.
This article is to encourage you to be confident knowing that you can do all things through Christ that strengthens you.
The opposite of fear is faith. If you believe and have faith then you can do it. Tell yourself you can do it.
If you keep having fear you will find it very difficult to move ahead. Fear Keeps you Down and Faith Keeps You Up.
If you are afraid, then that means perhaps you do not have faith or you have very little faith. Faith requires you to act and if you are afraid you may not want to act.
In John 5:8 “The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another stepped down before me.
Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath. John 5:7-9
This man was in that condition for 38 years. When Jesus saw him there, he asked him if he wanted to get well. The man replied saying that he had no one to help him in the pool when the pool is stirred. He said when he tries to go in, someone else went ahead of him.
All Jesus did was tell him to get up, pick up your mat and walk. The man was cured, he picked up his mat and walked.
This man had faith that he can do it and he did. You too can do it. Pick up where you are and walk into your calling.
Protect Yourself – You Can Do It
Some of you may be discouraged because of the many attacks and struggles you are getting as you try to venture into your purpose. You may feel like giving up because the enemy is attacking you physically and spiritually. However, you can do what you want to do if you protect yourself by putting on the full armour of God.
13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:13-17
If you put the full armour of God on you, you should have confidence that you can do what you desire to do. You can Do it.
Use Your Experience – You Can Do It
You may have experienced a lot of things in your life. However, don’t take those experiences for granted. The things you are experiencing are preparing you to do what you need to do. When you look back, give God thanks for allowing you to go through the experiences you encountered.
David was a shepherd and with experience and faith in God, he was confident that he can defeat Goliath. David did it. In fact, in the end, David also became King. You too can do it.
But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, 35 I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. 36 Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. 37 The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” 1 Samuel 17:34-37
Do Not Look at Your Background or Qualifications You Can Do It
Some of you may look at your background as deterrent for achieving what you want to do. Despite your background. You can Do It.
Moses was a murderer and could not speak well but he was the first leader to lead the people out of Egypt
Paul referred to himself as the worst sinner but in the end wrote thirteen books of the New Testament.
Abraham and Sarah were old but gave birth to a nation.
You can do it despite your background or qualifications.
You May Think You Have Nothing but You Can Do It.
I know many of us think we do not have anything and so we think we cannot make it and so we are afraid to move forward with the plans God gave you.
You have everything you need in your hands to make it. Once you discover them, you can make money from it. God has given each of you something. Step forward.
The widow had just a jar of oil and she borrowed some vessels from her neighbor. She was able to fill the vessels with oil and then sell them to pay off her debt.
David just had five stones and a sling in his hand and with his experience and faith, he slew Goliath.
Today we see many people investing in their talents and making money from it.
You can Do it. You have it within You, go forward and do it successfully.
Do Not Ever Say, you can’t. If you are Christian, then the Holy Spirit resides within you. There is no power greater than the power of God. You can do it. Stop being afraid. Use Your Experience and stop dwelling on the past. If I can do it, You Can Do It.