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Start saying, ‘I can’

26 May 2023 ‘Many are they who say of me, “There is no help.”’ Psalm 3:2 NKJV

Maybe you’ve constantly heard the words ‘You can’t’ throughout your life. Many people like to tell others what they can’t do. Even people you wouldn’t automatically consider to be against you – teachers, coaches, parents, family members, friends, and leaders of church groups or social events can all, at some point, fail to realise the power of their words over young lives. Many of us grew up thinking, ‘I can’t,’ when that wasn’t true at all! No matter how often you’ve heard someone say, ‘You can’t,’ stand on God’s Word and say, ‘Yes, I can!’ Miracles come in ‘cans’ – our belief that we can do everything we need to do through Christ who is our strength (see Philippians 4:13). God believes in you, and now is the time for you to believe in yourself. This is a new day! Put the past and all its discouraging remarks behind you. Words that speak of failure come from the Enemy, not God, so make the choice right now to reject the power of ‘you can’t’. In contrast to the Enemy, God’s Spirit encourages you and will do everything to urge you forwards. When Joshua was facing the challenges of the promised land, God told him three times, ‘Be…of good courage’ (Joshua 1:9 NKJV). Always remember that if you feel ‘dis-couraged’, it’s from the devil. And that if you feel ‘en-couraged’, it’s from God. Decide to agree with God and say to yourself, ‘I can!’ Today let the power of God’s Word overcome the power of every negative word that has ever been spoken to you or about you.


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