If I pay attention to the challenges and seeming limitations to the fulfillment of my objectives, I may faint and lose heart. If I concentrate on the present challenges and barriers on my path, I could easily become like Jesus’ disciple Peter, who began to sink when he shifted focus from the truth that enabled him to perform the seemingly impossible feat of walking on water.
I choose rather to remember who I am and what I am capable of. I choose to focus on the truth, that I am God’s offspring and I have the most High God dwelling in me. I should not entertain thoughts of limitation or inability to do what I need or want to do. It would amount to overlooking the most High who indwells me, if I allowed myself to think I can’t. It is interesting that If I think I can’t, I would be “right” because like Peter, I will sink and if I think I can, I will be right because like Peter, I will walk on water.
I know that I can, among other reasons, because I am convinced that I can do all things through Christ who infuses inner strength into me. I can handle the issues and challenges of my life because greater is He that is in me than the challenges. Besides, as a human being, I am highly potent because I was created by God to be highly potent.
I will not allow myself to believe that I can’t because it would be false, even if that false belief is capable of being fulfilled. The truth is I can. The truth is that my present tests, trials and temptations are common to humans and God can be relied upon to show me the way out. Really, I can. The truth is that God, through his power at work in me, is able to do infinitely beyond my highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes and dreams. It would therefore be false modesty to think I am incapable of handling the challenges on my path, no matter how difficult or impossible they may seem. I can, and so can everyone who is God’s offspring. And this is being as humble, honest and realistic as possible.
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