You Can Do It



You Can Do It

by Olga Hermans

Hi everybody! I am in a group on Facebook which is called “You Can Do It”; it is a Social Media group with Kim Garst. She called it this way, because many of us still think that there are so many things that we can’t do. BUT!!! The truth is that we can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens us, which means that we are anointed to do ALL things that come our way.

I love the way the Message Bible brings it across to us “Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am”. Php 4:13. You need to know that you can do whatever you need to do in life through Christ, which is the anointing on your life. In other words, when you like to discover the life you were born to live, you can handle whatever life hands to you.

People have taken this verse so much out of context that they don’t think about the real meaning any more. It does not mean that I can do anything I want to do, or that I can do anything someone else does. It means that I am able to do whatever God assigns to you and me, because I am gifted that way.

I wonder, do you believe you can do whatever you need to do in life? Or are there certain things that trigger dread, fear, or cause you to say, I could never do that!” when you think about them? Are you facing a serious unexpected illness or maybe a sudden death of a loved one, or maybe you need to go on a strict diet because your life depends on it like my friend Carl? Or maybe you are getting a second job because of a foreclosure or moving to a different country because of your husband’s job. What about if your husband would leave the country because of the army?

Most people have some kind of circumstance that they think is totally impossible for them; something that they aren’t sure of they can handle. But the fact of the matter is, while you might not welcome certain situations in your life or they seem too difficult and too out of reach for you; you need to know that you can do it!! You can do whatever you need to do in life.

God guarantees us the strength for everything we need to do because He Himself empowers us to do it. Let me give you a little secret here; we cannot do anything we want to do because we are strong enough, smart enough, or hard working enough. That’s not it. In fact, it leaves no room at all for our human effort or striving of any kind. The secret to being able to do what we need to do is realizing that we cannot do it alone.

For some reason, we often fail to use our faith to believe and act on that truth. Instead, we think we have to do it all and, forgetting that the power of Christ (the anointing) works through us, we are defeated before we even begin.

So many people say things like, “This is too hard. I just can’t do this. It’s too much for me.” Nothing is too difficult for you if God is leading you to do it. Stir up that passion that is on the inside of you, come out of your comfort zone and make steps to do it. You’ll see that everything will get easier and easier with every step that you take.

For example, I know that God wants me to take care of my body. I need to eat well and I need to do some exercise as well. I am a T-Tapper, but there are days that I don’t want to T-Tapp, I don’t feel like it and I know that my body doesn’t want to do it. So, I need to stir myself up and become as passionate as possible to do those exercises. Everybody who knows Teresa Tapp knows that she ALWAYS says: “YES, YOU CAN!”  whatever it is for you, keep telling yourself “You can do it though Christ who infuses you with strength”. Ampl.

Our attitude towards unpleasant things is a vital part for going through them successfully. God always uses things for our spiritual growth. Another example, He may use a grumpy person to help us become more patient. God did not cause the person to be grumpy, but neither does He remove them from our life when we would ask Him to do that. Instead, He uses them to change us.

Remember, God is always after our heart, our motives for why we want certain things, and the reason why we do certain things. Actually, most of our trials in life are the result of someone else’s failure and ignorance or sin and, of course we pray for God to change them. Our prayers open the door for God to work in that particular situation, but God will never go against the free will of people to answer a prayer.

I like to encourage you today to fill up your heart with faith-filled reasons that you can do what you need to do. Stop looking at all your weaknesses because you can do it in the anointing that has been given to you.

Always remember that apart from Jesus you can do nothing. John 15:5, but in Him you can do it. Phil.4:13

Which “I cannot do that” belief in your life do you need to exchange for an “I can”? That is what The Choice Driven Life is all about!!

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  1. to you olga
    I true,ly thank u for this post as I am an shy person and actually do have a big decision to make concerning my career.your words has given me inspiration to move towards my goal through christ jesus I will overcome
    god bless you and thank you for your words of encouragement xx

  2. With 4 kids, 3 of them with special needs right now, I’m daily leaning on God’s strength to get me through. I could easily let my emotions take over or the “why me”‘s or the “why them” questions. However, I have realized that those don’t get us anywhere and certainly don’t make anyone better. However, when I stop and listen to God’s directions, that’s when He leads me to therapies that will help the kids. There are some days I even have to rely on His strength just to do the therapies! This is definitely a daily walk and a daily choice to give everything and everyone over to God and trust Him to work through us for our current and future success. Thanks for the post!

    • YES Jessica, you are a great example of this scripture; you are doing everything with the strength of God on the inside of you! Bless you!

  3. I taught my children to memorize Phil 4:13 when they were little. So when they said, “I can’t do it”, we counter that with the verse. It works! Word of God is powerful…yes we can!

  4. Such wisdom! I could no agree with you more. I’ve found when I will lay it all down (my excuses and fears), He ALWAYS shows up. PTL!

  5. Charles Allen says:

    Yes a lot of times i have ask God for help in things i didn’t think i could do but he was my help in my time of need i don’t understand how people live in this world without him.I have made some very big decision in the corp i worked for because of my position and some God had to make for me because i just didn’t know but i came out the best decesion maker in the corp of 40,000 thousand enployes i give Jesus the credit.

    • Awesome Charles, I believe that you were a great leader in everything that you did. God gets the glory of course, but I comment you for what you did in the business world and also in the time when you served in Vietnam!! Blessings!!

  6. Carrie Huskey says:

    I can do all things throughChrist who strengthens me.

  7. Man, you guys are so in my head today, lol! I just had a chat with Kim via e-mail today complaining about the whole social media thing and how “unfair” facebook is for making us pay to advertise to our own fans, and how twitter is starting to seem like a waste of time, and whine whine whine, blah blah blah. Kim said what she always says. “Don’t give up Ron! You can do it!”

    Great article my friend.

  8. Rejoice says:

    I am blessed. This is a very powerful scripture. It is so nice to know that through Him who strengthens us we can do all things. Joseph knows about this strength. He was from the prison and assumed the position of prime minster in a foreign land. Because of God’s strength he performed his duties so well. We therefore have no reason to feel hopeless or helpless. No matter what we are faced with in life, God is there to see us through at all times. Amen.

  9. Your “I Can Do It!” group sounds like a very encouraging and inspiring place to be! I often need to remind myself that when I’m weakest it’s the best of times, for then God can truly do His work in and through me. There is still a part of me that thinks I have to figure things out on my own… I’m so glad God made provision for us and that I can be as free as a child knowing He has made every provision for me! Thanks for your inspiring article, Olga!

  10. I love the way you have combined these 2 verses: Always remember that apart from Jesus you can do nothing. John 15:5, but in Him you can do it. Phil.4:13 So often I am out there trying to do things without stopping to pray about it first. I usually mess things up and then ask Jesus to straighten them out. I constantly need to apply those 2 verses to my life. Thank you for the reminder. Your articles are always filled with so much Godly wisdom.

  11. I find your articles very interesting… I realized just now and feel so fortunate that I never did believe that I couldn’t do anything I set my mind to. Nor did I ever believe that I couldn’t handle stuff coming up like moving, or changing, or anything – I guess I was born with an innate strength and never gave it any thought. Hmmmm interesting in deed! thanks for a great read and have a wonderful day.

  12. Such a beautiful and inspiring post, Olga. How true this is…” Our attitude towards unpleasant things is a vital part for going through them successfully”…absolutely! Love your “You can do it” attitude! Thank you!

  13. Your articles are always inspiring, Olga. I believe I can do all things as HE watches over me! Thank you so much for sharing.

  14. Olga, I love the group because of the name and the beautiful people it attracts. You all inspire me to try hard and move forward and get myself ready! Thank you for inspiring me to be a better person!

  15. Our faith in ourselves mirrors our faith in God to give us all we need to be all we were created to be. Wonderful article! Thanks for always sharing such amazing thoughts and insights!

  16. Definitely, I can do all things with Him.
    Thank you Olga for sharing such inspiring articles.

  17. This Scripture is one of my very favorites and one that I speak many times each day. It reminds me that it’s not about me but about a God who has big plans for not only me but for each one of us… if we will just let HIM work through us according to His Plan. Pretty exciting when we can realize the impact on the world if we would simply follow God’s lead!! Thanks for a great post Olga!

  18. This scripture is so relevant in everyday life. I lose sight of it sometimes and wonder why do I need ‘more’ to deal with, but deep inside I know better. It’s sometimes easy to vent and blame than to take the bull by the horns so to speak!

  19. Carol Giambri says:

    Great encouragement Olga. I also self talk and say “My best Days are STILL ahead.”

  20. Thank you, Olga for a very beautiful and inspiring post. I just loved it and will be reading it again and sharing it 🙂

  21. Philippians 4:13 is one of my 2 favorite verses!!

  22. I love this. We can do it! We can do anything we want to do. Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

  23. I know that with Christ I can do anything! Thanks so much for sharing!

  24. This is my favorite all time verse! Olga, you are an amazing lady! Love your heart for God!

  25. I do believe I can! His word is true and He has given me all that I need to thrive!

  26. Thank you for this inspiring post, Olga. I sure do believe I can do it! And on the days when I struggle with doubt or fear, I have all of you in the You Can Do group reminding me to keep going. It is not out of luck that I found Kim and all of you….it is devine intervention.

  27. Great inspiration Olga. I think there are a lot of things we’ve just been conditioned throughout our lives that we can’t do, so we don’t even think about it. People live small and dream small because of a “you can’t do it” attitude that so often prevails. Opening up yourself to the fact that you really can do what you set your mind to if you take action and remain persistent is life-changing indeed!

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