“I can’t” is a statement we so often hear when there is work to be done in and around the church.

I have this hardship—or—I have that handicap—or—I don’t have an understanding of the task at hand. Excuses, excuses, excuses that are without merit. One should never let hardships become handicaps; and conversely, one should never let handicaps become hardships. And, as for a lack of understanding, one is never too old to learn.

“I can” has fewer letters, but a greater significance, and a more dynamic impact on our lives and actions than “I can’t”. “I can” is an attitude instilled in us by the LORD! “I can’t” is an attitude that satan wants us to have.

Philippians 4:13closePhilippians 4:13 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (ESV) closePhilippians 4:13closePhilippians 4:13 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (ESV) 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (ESV) : “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Believe this! Act on it! Be inspired by it! There is no one who can do nothing! God has imbued us with the ability to do something. Sometimes it takes a little exploration to find out what that ability is, but it is there.

Once you discover that you can, then you must!! Therefore, say not only “Yes I can,” say also, “Yes I will.

Prayerfully submitted by Trustee Alphonso W. Murphy, Jr.

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