You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. I think I used to read this verse and stop at the part that says that I can do all things. I tried to do all things without Christ. I tried to do all things in my own strength and in my own power and all things did not go well. I got frustrated over and over again. It made me doubt God. It made me doubt the Word. I was just reading it the wrong way and I was interpreting it with the wrong mindset. There is a movement that you can find in the Church where everything is about you and you can do all things because you were made in the image of God but the movement doesn’t focus on God. It focuses too much on the creation and it exalts the creation over the creator. What are we without God? What can we do without God? In my case I know what I can do without Him is limited. God is my strength and my everything. I am learning to live through Him and to live in Him. If you remove Him from the equation, you will find 0. I am 0 without God. I am nothing without Him. I can be seen as amounting to something according to the world’s standards but I don’t want to find my meaning through the eyes of the world. I don’t want to be defined by the world. The Lord designed me and He has the definition of who I am. He owns that definition and He makes it work and He gives it meaning. God is the reason why I live and the reason why I do everything I do. He is behind me 100% and He is generating all the things that I do because He lives in me. At least that is my goal. It is my goal to always be aware of Christ in me and what He can do through me.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I can’t do anything without Christ. Today I want to encourage you to see that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you and He is the biggest part of that statement. I like to read it as “Christ in you and anything is possible.” You believe in Christ. He is in you. He can do all things. He has the power. He has the ability. Start thinking more about what that means for you than you think about how limited you are. Your mind and your thoughts are your only limitations when you have the Lord. Get rid of those limitations. Let the Lord expand in you. Let Him be who He is in you. He is not limited and He is not restricted. I like to meditate on God’s incredible capabilities. They are endless and they are mighty. Spend time in prayer with the One who can do all things. Jesus deserves all of your attention. Think of Him more. Concentrate on His love and who He is. He loves you so much that He gives you the power to do all things. Next time you are discouraged and you don’t think you can make it, think about Christ in you, the One who makes all things possible.
Christ in you, the hope of glory. You are so blessed to have Christ in you and until you have a continued awareness of what it means, you need to try to understand it. It is crucial in our Christian walk. We can’t be the center of that walk. Christ is. We can’t be the ones who get all the glory for what we accomplish. Christ should get all the glory. Once we praise God more and we give Him credit for all the good things that happen to us, we will see even more. We will go from glory to glory when we give God all the glory. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Read this verse as the indication that Christ is in you. He gives you strength and He is the One you need to do all things. Do everything for Him and through Him. Do your job remembering that Christ gives you the strength to do your job. Interact with people with the power of the Lord. He gives you the strength to interact with people. Learn in school through the strength the Lord gives you. Name everything you do and declare that the name above all names is helping you do all things. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Exodus 15:2; Philippians 4:13; Colossians 1:27