Philippians 4:13 KJV
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
God is all about empowerment… but not in the way most of us think. In 2019, empowerment basically translates to achieving our goals by our own ability.
God’s view of empowerment is one that stands apart from our own efforts. He empowers us when we learn that, to achieve anything worthwhile, we need to lean on His strength.
Paul brings that out beautifully in this verse which shows that we can do anything as long as God is working through us.
As an author, I’ve had to learn to rely upon God for inspiration to create moving stories. I’ve had to wait for the guidance on how to reach the masses with a message that’s burning in my heart. And then I’ve had to learn to rely on Him to withstand the criticism of others.
Without His strength I would have failed time and time again. I’m sure you can identify with that feeling. But this verse is a constant reminder that, no matter how overwhelmed we feel at times, God’s strength in our feeble bodies can move mountains.
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