You Can Do It

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. — Phil 4:13

The bible holds unimaginable power, and this short sentence ranks near the top of the many power-filled passages in the bible.  Let’s take a closer look.

I — the personal pronoun taking the place of my proper name; “I” is a subject pronoun and refers to the person completing the action of the sentence. That person is me: this small, frail, imperfect human

can — posseses the ability

do — act out and on, accomplish, make happen

all — every, each one, leaving nothing out, without omission

things — an indeterminate term referring to a task, assignment, object, etc., that encompasses all that can and cannot be imagined and all that has yet to be imagined

through — via, by, in the power of

Christ — the Messiah, the Chosen One, the Redeemer, Emanuel (God with Us)

who — a pronoun referring to the immediately preceding person

gives — bestows, gifts, shares; giving connotes a giver who has the authority and ability to parcel out whatever is being gifted

me — the personal pronoun taking the place of my proper name; “Me” is an object pronoun and refers to the person who is being acted upon or who is the recipient of an action

strength — power, endurance, fortitude, resolve

Insert your full name into the following sentence.

(Your full name here) possesses the ability to act out and on; to accomplish and make happen; each imaginable and unfathomable task and assignment, without omission; in the power of the Messiah, the chosen One, the Redeemer, Emanuel; who, with all authority and ability; bestows me, this small, frail, imperfect human; with power, endurance, fortitude, and resolve.

Challenge: What is it that God is asking you to do? He has already empowered you to do it. What’s holding you back?

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