Monday, December 27, 2010

YOU CAN DO ANYTHING



I know someone who wanted to write a book.  He worked on it for years.  He would get about half way through, rip it up and start over.  He could never make up his mind.  He just didn't believe he could complete the book.  I don't know how good the book was because I never did read any of it.  I didn't get the chance.  He always started over.  I know another man who wanted to play a guitar.  He loved music.  He whistled all the time.  He hummed songs while you were talking with him.  He bought albums, CD's and a guitar.  He learned all about chords.  He worked at the guitar until he had callouses on his fingers.  He played perfect chords.  Trouble was, he never learned to play any songs.  You could not recognize anything he played.  He couldn't put it together.  He finally gave up and stored his guitar in the attic.  There are many stories like this.  Some people want to paint.  They stare at sunsets with brush in hand.  They smear some paint on a canvas and it looks awful.  All of these people have desire.  They just think they can't do it.  They never follow their dreams.  Do you know that you can do anything?  All you need is read God's word.  Philippians 4:13 says you can do all this through Him who gives me strength.  You can follow your dreams.  Just call on God.  He will give you the strength.  He will help you through all the rough spots.  Just call on Him.
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19 comments:

Faith Imagined said...

Thank you for this reminder. Many times I want to give up on what God is calling me to do. Life would be easier, but it wouldn't be as rewarding!

Sharon Kirby said...

Thanks for this! I am DEFINITELY calling on God - for many reasons, but most especially that He will give me the courage to reach for dreams.

His will, His timing - following Him as He leads to the opportunities He offers me. On my own, I can't do much - with Him, I can do ALL things! Amen to that!

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

GOD BLESS!

JT said...

Thanks for your comments Faith and Sharon.

Patty@Heaven said...

I notice that God always answers when I call upon His name in times of need, with Him I know I can do anything but without Him I'm nothing.

God Bless you and Happy New Year!

Sharing God's Love said...

That is a verse I have relied on in my personal life, so many times. God reminds us, we have the power through Him to do anything according to His good will! Thanks for the reminder.
HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR. MANY BLESSINGS!

Warren Baldwin said...

JT, these first two illustrations are excellent reminders that we need to put our faith in him, do our work, and aim for a goal. Without that, we just wonder aimlessly, never accomplishing what he has for us. Very good and practical post.

JT said...

Thanks for your comments Patty, Sharing God's love and Warren.

Ben Craig said...

He can do anything but only through those who want him to do it. If you have no faith you will have no results. Thanks for a great read.

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Ben.

Ken said...

We must not give up, specially in the things He has called us to do for His glory. We must keep on fighting the good fight and finish the race. Thank you for your post.

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Ken.

LibbyLibbyLibbyLibbyLibby said...

Good reminder!

Dakota said...

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Have a blessed day!

In Christ,
Dakota

JT said...

Thanks for you comment Dakota.

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Libby.

Starry Dawn said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR, JT, WITH ALL YOUR BELOVED ONES!!
HAVE A WONDERFUL AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR, AND MANY MORE TO COME AHEAD!!
THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY BLOG AND POSTING YOUR KIND COMMENTS IN MY POETRY BLOG, JT!!
GOD BLESS YOU IN EVERY SINGLE MANNER, JT!!
ALL THE BEST,
STARRY DAWN.

hoovstir said...

GREAT analogy! I love it! THANKS for the reminder that in Christ all things all possible...We can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens us1 AMEN!

JT said...

Thanks for your comments Starry Dawn. HAPPPY NEW YEAR!

JT said...

Thanks for your comments Hoovstir. May God Bless You.