How many of us have at some point in our lives desired something or wanted to launch into something and despite the odds, your mind or your environment was stating to you at that time, you chose to look past that and you did it anyway?.
I can’t recount the number of times I have had to tell myself “Mercy you can do this” repeatedly just to get my head from my current situation to see that I have a bigger God in it for me and hence will enable me to do what I want to do.
So yes we all get to that point in our lives were as much as we may have all the ideas in the world, we still need that Self-believe. And do note that the self-believe in this context doesn’t imply trusting in your human power and might alone. But instead, it means, trusting that the God in you is way bigger than what you are envisaging as a problem or fix and hence deciding to plunge into the deep, knowing you have an experienced sailor piloting your life.
I can imagine the thoughts of Paul when he confessed that “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me” (paraphrased). Can you imagine that mindset!. He got to the point where he knew despite the odds he faced (even in lack and in supply), he could face anything!. Though it may have seemed like “this is impossible right now” etc, but I choose to believe and hence I declare that “I can do all things”. Why? Because Christ is in me and He strengthens me.
I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]
Philippians 4:13 (AMP)
I must tell you that you are not alone in your struggles, anxiety, pains, and all you can think of. Because we have God; who is ever-present with us and He knows this and feels it just as you do and hence He intercedes for you by calling out the strength in you through His “groaning”. Someone doesn’t groan just because He or she feels like it right?. It must be that there is some sort of pain that the person is feeling on the inside and the expression he or she could come up with is via groaning or sighs. 🤔
And it is recorded in the verse stated below that the Holy Spirit intercedes for us with groanings. Groanings known to God and known to our core. Those unsaid words, those things you feel but you don’t know how to voice them out in words. Those situations that you can’t articulate with words. All of it, the Holy Spirit intercedes, and Christ also does.
In the same way, the Spirit [comes to us and] helps us in our weakness. We do not know what prayer to offer or how to offer it as we should, but the Spirit Himself [knows our need and at the right time] intercedes on our behalf with sighs and groanings too deep for words.
Romans 8:26 (AMP)
Who is the one who condemns us? Christ Jesus is the One who died [to pay our penalty], and more than that, who was raised [from the dead], and who is at the right hand of God interceding [with the Father] for us.
Romans 8:34 (AMP)
So your situation is beyond “just you” and that idea or desire or dream or aspiration is beyond you too. God is also involved; as long as you are in Christ Jesus (Accepted and confessed Him as your Lord and savior). Therefore, all you need to maximize this communion or fellowship you have with Him is your belief. Believe in You!. I used a capital “Y” because it represents the being unified with Christ, hence you have the greatest in you!.
And if you belong to Christ [if you are in Him], then you are Abraham’s descendants, and [spiritual] heirs according to [God’s] promise.
Galatians 3:29 (AMP)
So dear friend, you have all you need in you!. You are no longer working with your abilities alone but God’s empowered abilities and power are also at work in you because you carry Him.
For it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfill your purpose] for His good pleasure.
Philippians 2:13 (AMP)
Believe in You!. God shares in your visions and dreams!. And He is able to make the seemingly humanly impossible, possible.
Wishing you a blessed new week. ❤