Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” NKJV
Like many in the Bible, this is a short passage that we often quote but generally do not fully believe. I know that is a bit harsh, but my statement is true. This passage is either “truth” or “fiction.” If it is Truth, we must begin “walking it out in reality” in our lives. If it is Fiction, we can toss it aside along with the rest of the New Testament and forget this thing called Christianity. I believe it to be the Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth!
Now the larger question is not what I believe about this passage but whether I am “walking it out in reality?” The answer is probably not often enough, and I confess that to my shame. I genuinely do believe that there is Noting Impossible with God. I believe that All Things Are Possible to those who believe!
Tragically, too often, we allow our feelings, emotions, physical restraints, financial confinements, or something else to hinder us from grabbing that truth and running with it boldly in the Power of God. That ought not to be so! If God has declared it as a Promise for us and a word of encouragement, then we should honor His Promise by Living it in this present world.
It is not saying that we can do it in and of ourselves. It says that we can do it Through and only Through Christ and His strength.” That is dramatically different and cannot be overlooked. His strength is made perfect in my weakness or puts another way – when I realize that I cannot do it in my own power, I am open to His demonstration of power. I am more willing to trust His strength, knowledge, wisdom, and power! I stop relying on the “arm of flesh” and lean to the “arm of God.” Therein is the key to victory in ALL THINGS!
Even if your faith originated with God, it is not the product of your hard work, great piousness, or somehow earning it. Faith is a heavenly commodity extended to earth as God speaks, and as we Hear what God says, we receive that infusion of faith. Then as we Respond to what we have heard, faith is released and manifested in this present world and our present situations. It beings with God and ends with God; you and I are simply vehicles through which His Faith is carried in this world.
Therefore, as you face obstacles and opposition in life, Do Not turn to your own understanding, strength, wisdom, or power. Run to Him! In Him, we live and move and have our being. In Him, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. In Him, we can do all things!
May God be with you as you go through this day! Blessings!