Exodus 14:21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided.
Im unable to accomplish this, how will I over come my circumstances? Why do we go through the things we go through? Many of us ask ourselves these types of questions everyday. Im not sure why exactly things happen the way they do, and I don’t believe any one really knows except God but what I do know is that through it all God will always use the situation to glorify Himself and the show us what we are really capable of.
Problem: One of my biggest concerns in the world today is that the “I CAN” generation has died out and the “I CANT” generation has grown to populate this world. What can I possibly mean by this? Simple as I look around and the examine the world I see a lot more people quitting than accomplishing. Quitting school, quitting on their marriages, quitting on their kids, quitting on their abilities quitting on them selves. Sometimes we limit ourselves to the point that even before we try something we quit and then after a few attempts and not seeing immediate results we quit. This creates a huge dilemma for me because if the word of God is true and living and it clearly states I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me, then why do we constantly put limits on God? The biggest issue for many of us is that we replace the word ALL for the word SOME. We still believe in God but we just dont always believe that he can come through on ALL things. I saw the movie Soul Surfer last night something very interesting occurred in the movie that I would like to share. In the movie they were showing images super zoomed in and asked the students what they were looking at, and the students would guess and ultimately guess wrong but then the teacher zoomed out and everything was clear and the knew what they were looking out. Sometimes we dont see, understand or comprehend what we are capable because of our perspective. One huge factor to know is that our perspective and Gods perspective are totally different. Our Perspective says we can’t but Gods says you can do ALL things, Our perspective says we are defeated but Gods says your are more than conquerors, Our perspective says we are weak and scared to take risks but Gods says Have I not commanded you be strong and courageous! its time to change our perspective.
SOLUTION: I started off this blog with a very popular scripture in Exodus. In fact it is one of the greatest miracles recorded done by someone not named Jesus. The crazy part of this is that if you were to go back a few years before that event occurred and asked Moses to part a sea he probably would have responded with a yea ummm, sure in a minute (Sarcasm) You see most of us wont really know what we are capable of until we are challenged and put under adversity. When faced with a challenge Moses put his total trust in God and God moved and went beyond Moses abilities. So why is it that when we are faced with adversity we run from God and get further from him? We are surrounded by so many who say “I CANT” that we fail to realize that “WE CAN”. Lets put our abilities, relationships, issues and problems in his hands and TRUST that he is able. When you trust God in adversity and understand that he is greater than the things you think your incapable of accomplishing your giving Him a feeding ground to pull greatness out of you, Greatness in adversity. Lets not limit ourselves but push ourselves farther than we think we can go. A new Perspective.
John 14:12 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; andstrong greater works /strongthan these he will do, because I go to My Father.
Biblical References: Exodus 14:21, Joshua 1:9, John 14:12, Romans 8:37, Philippians 4:13