Philippians 4:13 NKJV
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Freda is able do all things, not of herself, but through Christ who strengthens and enables her. She lacks nothing.
May my heart continually be reminded Lord that there is no lack in you. When I feel inadequate for the task or when my heart is overwhelmed at what may be required of me, I can be confident in you. You enable my life with your presence and power to do what you ask me to do. My lack is not your lack, therefore, there is no lack. You are more than enough and the one who gives my heart and life strength day by day, and moment by moment. Because of you, Freda is able. May I keep that truth before my heart and in that order. It is not about me, but always about you. What you do, makes the difference for and in me.
It is so easy to focus on our own inability to accomplish something or to see something done. Yet, when we do that we are obviously looking at our own strength. I remember a moment in my life when I came to a place where I felt I could not get through it. I remember speaking to God about the injustices done in my life and heart. I recall letting God know that this was “too big” and I was “too tired” and “too overwhelmed.” The amazing thing about God is that He does not say, “fine if that is how you feel.” He steps in and reminds us of his unfailing love and abiding presence. He speaks to our inadequacies and reminds our hearts of his all sufficiency. In that moment of my life, He reminded me that He was Enough. There is a lot in that.
In this verse, I can do whatever is asked of me, or laid before me because He is enough. He is my strength, my hope, my “whatever is needed” in that moment to do what he is asking me to do. It is all in him and all because of him. How great is that !!!
Application for Freda is choosing to whine less about what I can’t do, and focus more on what He has done and has made available for me. This is not just for the big moments of life, but for my everyday “mountains and hills.” He is enough for them all.