“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:13
“I can do all things through Christ!” How many times have we said this to ourselves or reminded others of this scripture? Such a popular verse, but let me take this moment to ask you this: do you really believe that you can do ALL things THROUGH Christ, or do you believe that YOU can do ALL things, through Christ?
I recently heard a message by a phenomenal preacher (Bishop Larry Booker) where he was teaching on the aspects of grace. In that message he simply mentioned that we can do all things THROUGH Christ, and that was when it registered: everything that I said I couldn’t do was actual. However, I was limiting God and reducing Him down to MY strength. When the Bible tells us that we can do ALL things through Christ, it is reminding us of the great access and privilege we have in being able to abide IN Christ. We don’t move forward in our strength, but through His. We aren’t redeemed by our blood, but through HIS. Whatever is a limit for us is not a factor for Christ.
So in regards to our kingdom purpose, whatever it is that God is calling us to do, we can do it. We can stand on the fact that we CAN accomplish what Christ set out to do in us because it will be done in HIS strength. We can sing the song, write the book, leave the relationship, start the business, continue on…THROUGH CHRIST. The Bible reminds us that His grace is sufficient for us, that His strength is made perfect in weakness; so when we feel incapable, less than, insignificant, weak, that the task is too great, or unqualified in any way, it’s because we are looking at our own strength instead of His.
Be empowered to know that He is FOR you and He will work THROUGH you. You’re not alone in this.
I pray that God would grace you with this understanding anytime you face a challenge that you feel you’re not measuring up for: “you can do ALL things THROUGH Christ, who strengthens you— continually” ❤️