Start saying, ‘I can.’

May 26, 2024

‘Many are they who say of me, “There is no help.”’Psalm  3:2 NKJV

Maybe, throughout your life, you have repeatedly heard the words ‘You can’t’. Many people like to tell others what they can’t do. Even people you wouldn’t automatically consider to be against you – teachers, coaches, parents, family members, friends, and leaders of church groups or social events, who often fail to realise the power of their words over young lives. Many of us grew up thinking, ‘I can’t,’ when that wasn’t true at all! No matter how often you have heard someone say, ‘You can’t,’ stand on God’s Word and say, ‘Yes, I can!’ Miracles come in ‘cans’ – our belief that we can do everything we need to do through Christ who is our strength (see Philippians 4:13).

God believes in you, and now is the time for you to believe in yourself. This is a new day! Put the past and all its disheartening remarks behind you. Words that speak of failure come from the Enemy, not God, so determine right now not to allow the power of ‘you can’t’ to affect you any longer. In contrast to the Enemy, God’s Spirit encourages you and will do everything to urge you forward towards success in all areas of life.

Facing the challenges of the Promised Land, God told Joshua three times, ‘Be strong and of good courage...’ (Joshua 1:9 NKJV). Always remember that if you feel discouraged, it’s from the devil. And that if you feel encouraged, it’s from God. Decide to agree with God and say to yourself, ‘I can!’ Today let the power of God’s Word dominate the power of every negative word that has ever been spoken to you or about you.

SoulFood: Gal 5:23, Isa 40:9-11, Isa 42:1-4, Eph 4:1-3
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2024

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