“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13
Success comes not from what you have but from how you use it. With God, you have all the tools necessary to win. It’s easy to feel inadequate when we compare ourselves to others who seem to have achieved great things in their lives. We may ask ourselves: “What do they have that I don’t?” But the truth is, we all possess unique talents and abilities that can help us accomplish our goals and make a difference in the world. This is exemplified in the Bible story of David and Goliath.
Despite being young and inexperienced, David possessed the courage and faith to face a giant enemy who had been terrorizing his people. He refused to let fear hold him back, instead relying on his trust in God and his skills as a shepherd boy with a slingshot. Through this unlikely combination of factors, David defeated Goliath and earned recognition as a hero. So in any circumstances, remember that God has given you all the strength and courage you need to be victorious – trust in Him, and you can do anything.
Hebrews 11:6 says, “And without faith, it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”
With God on your side, it’s like having a strong arm when playing tug-of-war. No matter how hard the other team pulls, you have the strength to stay in the game and come out victorious. So don’t fall into the trap of believing that you lack the necessary skills, resources, or connections to achieve your goals. However, this kind of thinking can hold us back from realizing our full potential. The truth is that you have more than it takes to win!
One example of someone who had doubts about their abilities was Moses. When God called him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, Moses immediately began making excuses. He didn’t believe he had the public speaking skills needed for such an important role. But God reminded him that he had already equipped him with everything he needed: “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute or deaf, seeing or blind? Is it not I, the Lord?” (Exodus 4:11). So, trust in the Lord to remind you because you have all the resources needed to become victorious. Matthew 19:26 says, “But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
1. Oh Lord, I thank you for your help. I pray that you will strengthen me to overcome my fear of “the enemy of progress.”
2. I pray that the spirit and power of possibilities in Christ Jesus will dominate your life and make you strong enough to become an overcomer in Jesus’ name. Amen.