Sunday we opened worship with a song titled, “Nothing Is Impossible” by Planetshakers. It’s a fairly new song to our team so I was very focused on my part. I was getting frustrated right away because I wasn’t quite hitting it like I did in practice. In my mind, I was thinking I can’t do this.
The second time into the chorus I stopped thinking so much about my “part” and really listened to the words I was singing, “Through you, I can do anything. I can do all things cause it’s you who gives me strength. Nothing is impossible…” So there I was singing a song about having the ability to do anything through Christ who strengthens me, telling myself I could not do it. Once I took hold of the message of the song, I no longer cared if I was singing the right thing or not. I just worshiped the Lord.
How many circumstances do we find ourselves saying, I can’t do this? We’re operating within our calling but we talk ourselves down and become convinced that we are incapable of doing the very thing we once felt so certain about. This doesn’t just pertain to ministry. The same could be said for parenting or even your job.
The thing about this type of negativity is, once you start speaking it over yourself, eventually it will consume you. I am convinced that the devil uses our self-doubt as a foothold into our lives. But here’s the trick, remember that it isn’t about you or me. It’s not about what we can or cannot do within our own means.
The next time you find yourself faced with what appears to be an impossibility, repeat the words that Jesus said:
“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
(Matthew 19:26 NIV)