Philippians 4:13 AMP C “I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].”
Those who grew up in homes where their words were at variance with the thoughts in the opening scripture may have had it difficult to cultivate the kind of mentality Paul exhibited. They might have grown up listening to their parents say, “I can’t do this,” or “I can’t do that”; “there’s no money,” or “we don’t have enough.” But you see, this is the Spirit’s desire for you: to cultivate the “I can do” mentality. This is the way I think: “Whatever God has laid for me to do, I can do it. I can do anything; I can have anything; I can!”
In Paul’s letter to the Philippians, we read of his beautiful, Spirit-inspired testimony of himself. He had come to terms with the truth that God’s ability to do the impossible was at work in him, and that he was solely responsible for the extent to which that power in him worked. Notice that he didn’t say, “We can do all things…”; rather, he personalised it; this was his very own testimony. He made a confession that the ability of the Spirit had been granted him to achieve supernatural exploits in life.
This same Apostle, in Ephesians 3:20-21, writes, “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations….” Practise this and don’t be discouraged if you make mistakes, because you’re still learning; soon enough you’ll perfect it.
Someone might say “I don’t have sufficient time to achieve the things I want to do,” no! When you practise making the “I can do” confession, such things will be totally eradicated from your vocabulary, and therefore, your system. Rather than saying you don’t have time for this or that, keep your composure, knowing that the God who lives in you is the owner of time (Joel 2:25 MSG).