“In any and every circumstance I have learned the secret [of facing life], whether well-fed or going hungry, whether having an abundance or being in need. I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]” Philippians 4:11-13 (AMP)
I love strength training. I really do. I love the way it makes me feel, and I love the results it delivers physically. When I am strong I feel more confident. I feel stable. I feel more capable and qualified to, quite literally, carry the heavy load life sometimes requires. The same holds true for increasing inner strength. Just as physical strength allows us to functionally lift heavy things, inner strength through Christ, is the secret to bearing the heavy demands of life with grace. When we strengthen ourselves through Christ (that is lavish competence, abundance grace, ability, capacity, energy, power, and vigor), we are trained and conditioned to accomplish everything He calls us to do with confidence and peace. He is fully sufficient and will give us all we need. Do you feel “out of shape” spiritually? Do you sometimes doubt your ability to carry the weight of your call? If so, let’s be encouraged by God’s promise. He promises that when we offer Him our weakness, He gives us His strength. The Lord will take what we perceive as lack and literally infuse it with Holy Spirit power. It's HIS power that enables us to do all things – all things – He calls us to do. Watch in amazement as the Lord takes every circumstance in your life and imparts the abundant strength, confidence, and peace you need to fulfill His purpose for your life! Is the Lord calling you to something that can be accomplished through His strength alone? Will you take a leap of faith and walk it out with Him? Watch in awe and amazement as He uses YOU to accomplish what can only be done through obedience, and Christ’s breath-taking sufficiency. He is with you. He is for you. Enjoy His strength today.