Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
The bible…we must do this, we must do that, don’t do this and don’t do that. Sometimes it sounds like another job to add to our regular job right. And then there’s this verse that says I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me basically given me the power to carry out all these do’s and don’ts in my life.
As I look deeper into this verse I see something that might be overlooked by many, a blessing I feel the Lord is speaking to us. Our walk in Christ can be difficult, the tasks can be stressful maybe too stressful maybe more stressful then Christ intended it to be. Yes, I can do all things through Christ but this also includes things I’m not supposed to do.
Sometimes we involve ourselves in situations trying to help us or someone else where God is saying wait…not yet. There are people in our lives we are wanting to come to Christ but it’s not in God’s timing yet and instead of pushing it we should be praying it. Maybe it’s a possession or position. These all fall under the same verse. I can do all things…that means I also have the power to not do something physically where God is working on something for us.
This is a blessing in disguise. Keep your ears tuned for what God is directing you to do. If you’re worrying too much, stressed, confused, upset or fearful these things are not of the Lord and it might be a sign for you to exercise this blessing of waiting on the Lord.