I Think I Can
For many years people believed that it was impossible to run the mile in less than four minutes. However, a man named Roger Banister changed all of that. He broke the four minute mile in 1954 with a time of 3 minutes and 59.4 seconds.
Something very interesting began happening after this historic event. It was not long before dozens of athletes broke the four minute mark!
What happened? Why was this four minute “barrier” suddenly so very breakable? What happened is that after Banister accomplished this feat, athletes knew it could be done!
The apostle Paul says in Romans 8:28: “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.” That does not mean that you and I are capable of running a sub four minute mile!
What it does mean is that each of us is capable of doing what the Lord expects us to do. Christ provides us with the strength (and everything else we need) to accomplish His will. Unlike many other pursuits, success is guaranteed if we want it and believe we can achieve it!
Consider this… Can each of us do things to help lead souls to Jesus? If we do not think we can we are nearly defeated before we start. In fact, if we do not think we can, we likely will not even try. The Lord has told us to bear fruit and win souls, so we know it is possible. Believing we can is half of the battle.
The same could be said concerning other expectations that God has for us. Anything He wills us to do, we can do it through His provided strength.