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Ditch the Phrase “I Will Try” From Your Vocabulary

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Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

It is time to take the phrase “I will try” out of your vocabulary when you have difficulty doing assignments. Bear in mind that there is nothing too hard for God to do.

It was the “I will try mentality” that kept the lame man at the pool of Bethesda for 38 years in John 5. For 38 years, he sat at the pool of Bethesda and each time the angel troubled the water he allowed someone else to go ahead of him. Yes, he was operating with great impediment, but if he was determined to get in the pool first one option at his disposal was that of positioning himself next to the pool and roll himself in the next time it was troubled. However, his disability was enough of an excuse for him to say at least he tried. When Jesus came on the scene, he asked the question, “wilt thou be made whole. The essence of what Jesus was really asking was how badly do you want to be made whole? When you are at the place where you want something badly enough the phrase “I will try” is thrown through the window and you will just do it.  

The use of the phrase “I will try” suggests a lack of belief that what will be attempted can be done. The perspective is often the result of seeing the hindering force as too difficult to overcome. However, Philippians 4:13 says I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. The implication of the scripture is that there is nothing that will be impossible for you to do if you are doing it with God. Therefore, especially when it comes to a word or instruction from God, stop telling yourself that you will try since the only person who can stop you from doing it is you.

Life Application: Set for yourself a breakthrough goal and in partnership with God go forth and do it.

Prayer: Lord, you have declared that I can do all things through you who gives me strength. I will therefore believe your word and act accordingly. In Jesus name, amen.

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