Thursday, October 20, 2011

I *Can*

I was folding laundry this morning, not thinking of anything in particular, when suddenly this thought popped into my head:

If you say you can't, you won't.
Wow, I thought, that's pretty profound.

So I posted it to Facebook and went back to folding laundry.

But it has been percolating in the back of my head, and now I'm wondering why that particular phrase came so clearly right at this moment.

Could it be that God is about to ask me to do something to which my first gut reaction is going to be a solid, 'I can't do that!'

When really, what I'll mean is, I don't WANT to do that.

Because it's too hard, it's too scary, it's not my gifting...whatever.

And maybe, just maybe, that little thought dropped into my head so that I could be ready with the Right Answer:

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me  (Phil 4:13 NKJV)

Or maybe it was just a nice Thought for the Day.

We'll see.


  1. Well, there's another "ouch", but the truth always preaches.

  2. the truth always preaches

    I'll give you an 'Amen!' on that! :-)