“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength” ~Philippians 4:13
As I sat outside watching baby birds learn how to fly, I thought about us as a people – I thought about how God our Father teaches us to do so many things so that we can spread our wings – just like the birds do. He created us and placed us in the earth with tremendous abilities to learn, teach, motivate, inspire, and cultivate. He gave us abilities to understand, think, and feel – yet sadly, many of us shy away from things we tell ourselves that we cannot do.
As I watched the birds fluttering in groves in the clear blue sky learning their routine, I couldn’t help but think that this act of togetherness was crucial to their survival. They were learning from each other! Our great God gives us the same power to work together as a people – to learn from each other and become the best us. He gives us the strength so that we can do all things through Him. Like the birds, we need each other to survive – when God’s strength unite us, we learn to encourage each other, look out for each other, and become more caring like our Heavenly Father.
What is it that you feel you can’t do? Challenge yourself! Others have done it and so can you! Learn from others – ask God to help you know that with Him all things are possible. Become the best you – maximize your potential and make the best of your life, and while you’re at it, spend time with friends and family – do fun stuff (I’m still a work-in-progress on this one) – do things that make you laugh – sit outside and just gaze into the skies, listen to the birds, your neighbor’s dog – stop and smell the roses. I have learned that no matter how much I do, I always find myself returning to the place of rest where I need to stop, pray, ask God for renewed strength to continue my journey. So can you!
Won’t you ask God today to help you do the things you were created to do? I challenge you!