February 14th, 2013
“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” ~Dale Carnegie
Years ago when our kids were little I used to tell them “can’t” was a four letter word I didn’t want to hear come out of their mouths.
The devil loves for us to live in the world of “can’t,” in fact “can’t” is the devil’s favorite four letter word.
You see if he can get us to believe we can’t achieve our dreams (because someone told us so when we were young), we can’t forgive the “unforgivable” (because we were raised on “an eye for an eye”), we can’t confront the tough issues (someone told us to never ruffle any feathers), we can’t stop an addiction (because we tell ourselves it is impossible), we can’t forgive ourselves (because we tell ourselves what we did can never be forgiven), we can’t stop comparing ourselves to others (because someone told us a long time ago we weren’t good enough), we can’t seek help from others (because someone told us it would show we were weak), we can’t this, we can’t that, we can’t, we can’t………………….CAN’T is a LIE that comes from the devil and for many has been passed down through generations.
Well I’m here to tell you you CAN!
God gives us the ability to dream and picture a better way for a reason. He wants us to do great things and all of the above as well as hundreds of other “cant’s” can be overcome by…
First seeking help from others who have what you want, who are doing what the devil says you can’t do and then…Pray, Picture, Plan and Practice…one day at a time.
Pray for God’s help in whatever you are trying to overcome, picture what it will look like once you’ve done whatever you are trying to do, plan how you are going to do it and then do it and do it and do it (practice) until eventually it becomes a habit.
…when that four letter word goes through your head recite the following; “I CAN do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13.
If you know someone who may benefit from this daily walk of overcoming our fears and “Whipping the Devil,” please forward.