Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".
What is the connection you say, well let's dissect the scripture.
I - This means you, me, him, her or whoever.
Can do - This points to being able to do something. Not try something or maybe do something but to actually DO IT!
All Things - It does not say some things, or this thing but not that thing but ALL THINGS.
Through Christ - Now here is the source of the "can do all things" ability. We are not in this world to sit idly & just ride the wave of life to its finish. We are here on a mission & we are fools if we think that we can do it on our own with no help. It is through & with the ever present power of God & the help of the Holy Spirit that we can overcome life's obstacles.
Who Strengthens Me - Again, the strength to overcome boundaries is not some innate thing that we are born with but a strength to overcoem obstacles & break through boundaries with the strength FROM GOD TO ME.
Okay, so lets get this straight, most of life's boundaries are self set or self imposed. We often think that we can muscle through them on our own & most often we get frustrated when we can't. Initially these are fine webs like those of a spider which are easy to break . But after our continued effort to do it on our own accord without the strength & guidance of the Holy Spirt, these fine webs begin to turn into steel cables further locking us into this inability to overcome our boundaries. It is here that our mental state begins to buy into our inability to overcome these boundaries.
Luckily for us that even these seemingly unbreakable cables can & are broken according to God's promises. Look around you each day & see those walking in God's grace & pulling from His strength living their lives overcoming boundaries & limitations. Men with two prosthetic legs competing in triathlons like Rudy Garcia-Tolson, blind men climbing mountains like Eric Weinmeyer who summited Mount Everest or Nick Vujicic who was born with limbs, has a double major in Accounting & Financial Planning & travels the world as a motivational speaker & preacher or . . . . . . . . you get the picture.
Know No Boundaries is a non-profit foundation aimed at working with people to help them overcome their self set boundaries through friendship, mentoring & supplying crutches, wheelchairs or even prosthetic where needed in order to further God's plan that we can "do all things through Christ who strengthens me".
God Bless you.
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