I shudder when I think of how many opportunities pass us by because we say, “I can’t.” Why can’t you? Why can’t you be happy? Why can’t you create the life you want? Why can’t you pursue a dream that’s been stirring deep inside? You can! But, when we focus our attention on all the reasons we can’t do something it becomes a colossal waste of time and energy. Instead of focusing on why you can the can’ts get you caught up in doubt, fear, anxiety and the impossibility of making something happen.
When I was working in the office I hated it, it wasn’t the people or the boss, but I knew my heart was at home. I wanted to be able to pick my daughter up at 3:15 and not 6:00, I wanted to work in the comfort of my home and not spend hours of my day commuting and I craved the flexibility as a single mom. For years my mindset was that those work at home jobs were scarce and most likely I would never find one. So although I searched for them I never had faith that I’d find one. But, God has a way of pushing us out of our comfort zone and he did that with me, big time! I found a virtual position, but it was nothing that I ever did before and I was worried! But, I did it and then I got laid off! Oh no the idea of going back into the office and changing our schedule literally made me feel ill. But, this time around I decided to say, “I can.” I can find another virtual position.I prayed and took on the attitude that there was no other option. Guess what? I interviewed for 3 virtual positions and landed one!
This isn’t a post promoting telecommuting, but what I want to get across is that if there is something you desire, that is in God’s will, stop saying I can’t and start saying you can and you will. Start investing that energy in pursuing whatever is you want to do and stop pouring it into the, “I can’t attitude.” Nothing is impossible with Christ, the only impossibilities come from our own insecurities. Think about a time in your life where a situation seemed impossible and God turned it around you in your favor or any other time when you thought there wasn’t a chance something you wanted would come to fruition but it did. We can be our own worst enemy!
The “I can’t attitude,” will leave you stuck, stagnant, unhappy, and unproductive. The “I can attitude,” will push you beyond your limits, inspire you, and give you hope and fulfillment. You’re a child of Christ and his spirit dwells within you remember how powerful that is! There is no can’t in Christ! So today say, “I can,” because YOU CAN!