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 know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:12-13‬)

So why don’t we live each day as if we CAN DO “all things?”

Isn’t it because we lack a sense of the presence of GOD—who enables us to do ALL things? A diminished sense of God’s presence is a result of allowing sin to make a home in our heart. God does not cuddle up to the very thing that crucified His Son—would you??? When we let sin creep in, it not only diminishes our sense of God’s presence, but the darkness re-focuses our attention goals that destroy us.

Then, we fail at our life goals and we blame God. We believe He’s abandoned us—when WE are the one who left the relationship!

Thus, we live in fear and ONLY set “safe” goals that are much smaller than those God destined for us!

Rooting out the sin and seeking to know God, radically transforms our vision and—our goals are set way outside the box of what WE knew we can do!

God doesn’t live in a man-made box and He didn’t create us to live there either.

Our goals are reordered when our relationship with God is more important than anything or anyone. To be sure, it’s a great struggle for every human. I have to pray every morning and ask God to reset my goals and help me keep the lesser gods off the throne of my heart. Otherwise, work, worry, acceptance, companionship, etc., jump onto the throne of my heart and try to run my life.

God isn’t a slave to my desires and, He doesn’t want me to be either.

We were designed to have God as our greatest desire! When a relationship with Him is our greatest desire, we know HE is our source of strength. We realize that WE cannot do ALL things–because only GOD can. With God, we live in the miracles.

So–ask yourself: Can I identify miracles in my life that are manifestations of God’s power because they are clearly outside my own abilities?

Isn’t that really the litmus test of whether we’re living the truth of Philippians 4:13? The most powerful miracle is when a heart is changed to follow God. It begins with ours. Then, when the Spirit works through us to move another person to desire God, we become part of this circle of miracles.

When we are confident in God, He blows the lid off of the can and we truly CAN do ALL things—through HIM.

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