What is possible to me? Philippians 4:13 (AMP) states, “I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]” The answer is whatever God has called me to do by His strength and His power. He strengthens and empowers me to fulfill His purpose.
But one ingredient is necessary, namely my willingness. I am not always willing to do what God has called me to do for various reasons – fear, the desire to stay in my comfort zone, risk aversion, to name a few. But in the face of my unwillingness, God does not throw up His hands and leave me to my own devices. He continues to work in me. As Philippians 2:13 (AMP) states, “For it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfill your purpose] for His good pleasure.” What a gracious, merciful God.
I am joining (on a Sunday) the Five Minute Friday writing community, hosted by Kate Motaung, for our weekly writing adventure. Please click here to learn about Five Minute Friday. This week’s prompt is, “Possible.”