Sometime ago I went to visit someone at her office. After we concluded the purpose of the meeting, she decided to take me round the office space because that was my first time there. The place was amazing, and I had no doubt it would be a successful business. As I was about to leave she then mentioned “since I started this venture last year, you won’t believe the magnitude of challenges I have had, If I had known it would be like this, I would not have started”.
I smiled as she spoke, looking at the place alone it was obvious that what she had done was no small feat. However, one year plus and mountainous challenges down the line, she was still here, still standing, still smiling and even taking the dream further.
It then occurred to me that we are strong people, and actually have more strength than we can ever imagine. Many times we never know the ability that we have for Life, Living, Excelling and Overcoming challenges.
I have heard those kinds of statements from many people, I have said similar things to myself over the years. We tell ourselves things like;
- I can’t do this.
- I’m not qualified.
- I just can’t take this anymore
- Where will the resources come from.
- Like Jeremiah, some say I’m too young.
- Others think they are too old.
- God this dream is too big.
I now understand why God doesn’t let us in on the details of the things He has called us to, He choses to show us one step after the other. That is because He knows we would totally chicken out, and say no I can’t do that if we knew the magnitude of the plan and also the process to get there.
Yes the process can be tasking, but the truth is you don’t actually know what you can do! You have no idea what you are capable of. It’s not until we are faced with a situation that we know what our response would be and many times we shock ourselves….Do you know why? Because the power is not of us, It’s of the almighty God inside of us. We have divine strength and ability within us that is working for us.
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; Ephesians 3:20
Take a moment to look back over your life now, and take an inventory of the mountains you’ve climbed and the fences you have scaled. I’m sure looking back now, you would never have thought you called do some of those things. That’s always how it is. It seemed like we could not do it, but then we actually did! And we did even more than we could ever imagine.
Dear Friend…YOU ARE STRONG & MUCH STRONGER THAN YOU CAN EVER KNOW! THE POWER OF GOD IS AT WORK IN YOU!
So next time a mountain shows up before you, know that you can tackle it. Next time a challenge comes your way and you feel like its above you simply declare;
I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His Might- Eph 6:10 (Parapahse)
Have a Strong September and God Bless You!
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