Last week, my good friend and I replaced a leaky toilet in my house. Um….no, we are not plumbers! But we did it anyway. I figured that if I had pictures and step-by-step instructions, it shouldn’t be any problem! Well, for the most part, things went fine. We got the old toilet removed and the new one installed, and it all works great. Hooray!
As we were standing there looking at the new toilet, my friend said, “You know what I just realized? You truly believe that we can do anything!” I just shrugged my shoulders and said, “Yeah, I do.”
You see, somewhere along the line I came to actually believe in the verse that says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” That’s not to say that I WILL do anything! I’m not stupid enough to tackle certain things, like climb on top of my steep roof to clean the moss off. THAT I will leave to the experts who have the right equipment to stay safe!
But the things that are thrown my way in everyday life? I can handle these things. And it’s not because I’m so strong. No way! 🙂 It’s because I have the strength of Jesus inside of me. I know without a shadow of a doubt that he walks with me each and every day, helping me with all that I encounter. There is nothing that can happen that I can’t get through. It might not feel good, and I might get hurt, really hurt….but I’ll get through it. Period. HE is my strength, and I believe it to the very core of who I am.
I have a “Can Do” attitude because I know that HE “Can Do” it!