Years ago, after being introduced to the students in a small college in South Carolina, the guest speaker stood quietly for a moment.
She then began her remarks by saying, “I was born to a mother who was deaf and could not speak. I do not know who my father is or where he may be. The first job I ever had was in a cotton field.”
Smiling, she continued and said, “I stand before you today as the Treasurer of the United States. My name is Azie Taylor Moore. Nothing has to remain the way it is if that’s not the way you want it to be.”
Paul said that “I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength that I need.” Does that mean we can become the Treasurer of the United States? The chief executive officer of a large corporation? The driver of an eighteen-wheeler? The crossing guard for an elementary school? Perhaps.
The power that is ours through Christ is available to meet every challenge in life as long as we are doing His will. His strength will prevail in us, for us, and through us whenever we do what He has called us to do. But we must be willing and committed to fulfilling the purpose He has for our lives. It is inappropriate for us to expect God to empower us to be or do anything that is not in keeping with His will. What we do must be in keeping with what His character is!
Prayer: Help us, Lord, to be faithful to You in everything we do, and to always seek Your will for our lives. May what we do and think follow the example of Your Son. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Philippians 4:13 I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength that I need.