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18/10/2022 03:00 - 19/10/2022 02:00

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" - Philippians 4:13 (NIV). 

In the English language one of the most dangerous words is - "I can't!" When this word becomes part of your normal vocabulary it can chain you down to paralysis. What can you do for someone who whenever he is faced with obstacles- his answer is "I can't!" Is it sitting a defining exam! "I can't pass!" Is it starting a good business? "No I cant for I lack capita!" Is it getting a coveted job by first applying. "No I cant get it even if I applied!"

You might think that this condition of "I can'tism" only started yesterday. Yet, truth be said, it has long been part of mankind, dragging so many behind. Let's just go back to this story when Moses traveling through a desert picked up 12 spies and tasked them to go out and scout good land (Numbers 13). After the spies returned Moses and the elders sat down for an encouraging report. Listen what these warriors shared: "They gave Moses this account: “We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit.But the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large" (Numbers 13:27-28). In other words "I can'tism" had taken over these mournful souls. "All the people we saw there are of great size...We seemed like grasshoppers  in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them" (vv 32-33).

What saved the day was that where there was the "I can't" prophets; there were also 'It can be done" believer's. As almost everyone fell apart with fright, now stood up two different spies, Joshua and Caleb, and hear what they said: "The land we passed through and explored is exceedingly good. If the Lord is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us. Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will devour them. Their protection is gone, but the Lord is with  us. Do not be afraid of them" (Numbers 14: 7-9).

Are you one of those "I can't people" that whenever you are faced with an uphill task you tremble and balk. Well, it could be you know so little of the power of the Almighty God. This is what made the difference. Joshua and Caleb knew that "nothing is impossible with God!"  And you know what, for that faith, God would vindicate them with supreme victory!

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, where faced with any challenge, I look up to you, for victory, knowing with you "all things are possible" this I pray in Jesus's name.