And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8
“I can’t.” I hear that from patients several times a week—and sometimes for good reason. Children say “I can’t” because they lack knowledge or skill. Honestly they can’t! And sometimes adults say “I can’t” for the same reason. “I can’t be an astronaut.” “I can’t be a professional athlete.” In most cases, those are accurate statements. But there’s a problem when we don’t think we can because we don’t think God can.
There are numerous instances in Scripture that describe God’s abilities. And there are no examples of God not being able to do something because of any limitations on His power. One of the most encompassing statements that connects God’s ability to our ability is 2 Corinthians 9:8. Because God is able, we are able. When we say, “I can’t do it. I can’t give, love, forgive, reconcile, repent, be kind, be compassionate, be content . . .” what we’re really saying is, “God isn’t able to make that grace abound to me.” And that’s just not true.
Don’t limit yourself by limiting God. Let His grace abound to you. And give me another 15 repetitions … I know you can!