If our goals are God’s goals, then they are ALWAYS possible–irrespective of our talents or resources! This verse is often quoted–but not LIVED: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians‬ ‭4:13‬) http://bible.com/1/php.4.13.kjv Why don’t we live like we “can do all things?” For me, it’s because I set the wrong goals–my goals are not God’s and thus, I lack the confidence of His strength. I am fearfully aware of my own limitations and my goals are safely inside of what I believe is possible. Knowing God changes my goals and broadens the boundaries of my possibilities. God doesn’t live in a man-made box. He didn’t create us to live there either.

Our goals are reordered when our relationship with God is our most important relationship. Then, we assimilate His strength. However, without Him at our center, then proclaiming “I can do all things,” is foolishly arrogant or presumptuous. God is not a slave to our desires. Rather, we were designed to have HIM as our greatest desire! When a relationship with God is our greatest desire, we know that HE is our source of strength. We realize that WE cannot do ALL things–because only GOD can. Then, God begins to produce miraculous results with our limited abilities.

So–what miracles can we point to in our life and say: “That was ALL GOD because it was way outside MY power?” Isn’t that really the litmus test of this verse? The most powerful miracle is when a heart is changed–because the rest of creation willingly obeys God–right? When the Spirit works through us to move a heart towards God, we become part of this miracle. When glorifying God is the greatest goal of our everyday life, He uses us to work His miracles. He becomes our confidence and He blows the lid off of the “can” and we truly CAN do ALL things through HIM!

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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