Friday, January 15, 2016

You. Will.

"Oh, I could never do that." "God could never use me." "I have nothing to offer."

I've heard it all, every excuse in the book. Women everywhere, in every stage of life who truly believe that because of their past, because of their finances, because they aren't talented or charistmatic or whatever, they "can't" be used by God to do mighty things. Ladies, I know you've heard it before; "He doesn't call the equipped. He equips the called."

Tonight at one of our ladies ministry meetings, I was reminded of how often God turns those that "can't" into the greatest stories of all time. Here are a few examples.
1. Both Sarah and Elizabeth- barren, yet they were both blessed with sons very late in life, long after their cycles had ended!
2. Mary- a virgin girl, yet pregnant by the Holy Spirit!
3. David- a small, shepard boy who defeated a giant with nothing but a sling and a stone!
4. Peter- He walked on water!
5. Moses and the Isrealites- walked across the split Red Sea on dry ground!
The list truely goes on and on, but as you can see, God has a way of turning can't into can, the impossible into possible.

For me personally, whenever I get caught up in those. "I'm not smart/strong/brave/good enough" fears, which is more often than I'd like to admit, I have to remind myself who those thoughts come from. It's not God. "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." (1 Timonthy 1:7 NKJV)  The enemy is a LIAR, y'all! He loves telling us, "You can't," especially when we so easily believe him! But God not only tells us we CAN, he says we WILL! What if we lived like we believed that? Can you imagine what we could accomplish?

What "can'ts" are you believing and holding on to? Can I challenge you to give that over to God and believe that He can do for you and through you more than you could ever imagine if you just are willing to let Him. I am making it a point in my life to cast out those fears, refuse to let them hold me back, and to live in the declaration of "you will." 

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