Do you know what your source of strength is? We all have different strengths, skills and abilities. Some of them are mental, physical and spiritual. However, it doesn’t matter what we claim because the Bible says, “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing” (John15:5KJV).
We see that without a living connection with Christ, none of us can do anything. Now, there are people performing incredible things whether they are connected with Christ or not. The problem is when we get “I” trouble. We say, I did this or I’m going to do that and forget that whatever we do, we are dependent on Christ who strengths us (Phillipians4:13KJV) and it is He who makes it possible for us to do anything.
The Bible says, “Go to now, ye that say, Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain” (James4:13KJV). We make plans and expect to accomplish what we are planning to do and yet we forget one thing.
The Bible says, “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that” (James4:14-15KJV). We forget that it is God that gives us breath and strength to do whatever we do and what a blessing He gives.
Sadly, we focus more on the accomplishments “I” did when we ought to be focusing on those which glorify God.
The Bible says, “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples” (John15:8KJV). The greatest accomplishment we can do is to win souls for Jesus. The Bible says, “…there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth” (Luke15:10KJV). Let’s let Jesus cure our “I” trouble and heaven will be a happier place.
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