Can’t is a 4-letter word

We all say it – some of us out of instinct and some of us because we mean it – but regardless, the word “can’t” is a four-letter word for Christians.

Words are very powerful forms of communication. They can bring a positive influence or a negative impact. Why? Because they set things into motion.

When God created the world, He “spoke” it into being as in, “Let there be light”.

When Jesus healed the sick, raised the dead and fed the multitudes, He “spoke” the words. He “spoke” to Lazarus and told him to come forth. His words had power to raise the dead!

We are told to repent for our sins as in physically and verbally asking for God’s forgiveness.

When we declare our faith, God tells us to be a witness and publically testify – “speak” the words so others can hear.

The Bible talks a lot about “speaking”, “words” and saying what you mean and meaning what you say.

Jesus elaborates on faith and tells us to “speak to the mountain” – again the focus being on our words.

Therefore, if what we say is important, then it’s because they have an effect on the outcome of things.

When we say, “can’t” we put the negative force to work, beginning with our own belief.   The enemy plants the thought, we confess  it and then we begin to act on what we heard ourselves say. And the circumstances around us might well support the thought, so we give in.

But the Bible says that the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives IN us.  God never tells us to say “can’t”.   He always tells us that we “can” because His Spirit in us gives us the strength to do it.

“I CAN do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”  … Phillip 4:13

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