:: Take 3 ::
Take the "t" out of Can't
I have an assignment for you to do. Get out a pencil and paper. And let’s do something that just might make your day.
Okay, take the sheet of paper and divide it into two columns: "Yes People," and "No People." Then, think about those individuals you know and write their names in the appropriate column. Be honest and realistic. No one needs to see the paper except you. What do you come up with? Any surprises? Are there some people you love to be with while…others light up the room when they leave? Do any of your choices shock you? There may be some people who say, "You can't do that!" and they believe their own words. They say, "It can't be done!" and their negativity is affecting the lives of others. If your friends made such a list right now, under which heading would they write your name? Do they see you as enthusiastic, affirmative and optimistic, loyal who trust God? Or do they believe you see more problems than solutions?
Here’s my humble suggestion—and it’s as much to me as it is to you: Today is the day to knock the "t" off the "can't." Remember, even when things don't turn out well, you can be more than certain they will only get better." Right now, you are only a decision away from responding with hope instead of fear, with encouragement instead of criticism, with belief instead of despair. With God’s answer to your challenge, instead of a life of worrisome pain.
Philippians 4:13 gives us God’s answer for those that place their faith in His Son, Jesus - - “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” It's your choice! What will it be?
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