From I Can’t to What If

Saturday, February 25th, 2012 and is filed under Uncategorized

Have you ever said, “I can’t” to doing something?  Of course, we all have.  What caused you to say, “I can’t”?  Was the reason legitimate or did you say it out of fear?  I know that I have done both.  You see there are times when you really cannot do something.  For example, I know that right now today I cannot bench press 500lbs.  There is no fear or concern there it is simply a fact.  However, when Renee and I first felt called to start Go MAD Ministries I thought, “I can’t”.  This was completely out of fear.  See the difference?

I bring this up because I believe that often times God is calling us to do something great and the enemy uses fear to keep us from moving forward.  That fear gets vocalized in the words “I can’t”.  This is a very wise tactic by the enemy because he knows that words matter.  The words we speak and the words we think.

When we say, “I can’t” our mind immediately stops seeking God’s guidance and shifts into justifying why we can’t do something.  It might look something like the following.  God places a passion in your heart for the homeless and then gives you a vision for starting a ministry of providing bottled water for them in the summer time.  Fear enters the picture and you say, “I can’t”.  The mind then shifts into justification mode which sounds something like, “I wouldn’t even know where to begin…I don’t have the resources…I couldn’t raise the funds since I don’t like speaking in front of people…it’s just not possible…I can’t.”  Sound at all familiar?  I know it does for me.

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