Spirit & Life Devotional
Thursday, May 21
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Nevertheless, You Can
II Samuel 5:6-7 NKJV "And the king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who spoke to David, saying, 'You shall not come in here; but the blind and the lame will repel you,' thinking, 'David cannot come in here.' Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion (that is, the City of David)."
They said David could not, nevertheless, I like that word, he did. My dear, it doesn't matter that they think you cannot do a thing; that you are incapable of delivering the goods; that you are not the right person for the job; that you are not qualified enough; not aggressive enough; not smart enough; not rich enough; not talented enough; not connected enough; in spite of whatever their opinions are, I need you to know that you can!
Learn to ignore negative opinions about you! When they said he could not enter their land, David ignored them; and he didn't just get in, he took their stronghold! I actually like being told that I can't do a thing; I take those words to God, He becomes involved, and with His help I get it done.
Paul said he could do all things through Christ who strengthened him. You've got to have that mindset. Many times, we are the ones who tell ourselves that we can't, even before we try. Don't do that; don't you understand what grace is about? His strength is made perfect in our weaknesses! The conditions may not be perfect, the economy may not be good, the forces against you may be strong, nevertheless, you can; nevertheless, you will!