For every visionary leader who says, “We can do this” there are five who will give you a plethora of reasons why it can’t work, why it won’t work, why it shouldn’t be done!
Have you ever faced any “can’t do’s” in your attempt to do God’s will?
Has anyone ever tried to talk you out of what you know God has told you to do?
We find lots of “can’t do’s” in the Bible.
- They talk a lot, they criticize, they murmur and complain
- They see a sand trap next to every green
- They see the glass as half empty rather than half full
- They threaten, they lie, they discourage
- Their voices need to be drowned out by the promises and character of God
- They tried to Keep Nehemiah from building the wall
- They tried to keep Noah from building the Ark
- They tried to keep Moses from leading Israel into the Promised Land
- They tried to keep Joseph from realizing his dream
- They tried to keep the early disciples from spreading the Gospel
- They tried to keep Paul from finishing his course
If He is calling you to do something, don’t be deterred by the “can’t do’s.” If what you want to do is gospel-centered, Bible-based, Holy Spirit- empowered and Jesus-honoring, then press on and…
- Build the wall
- Build the boat
- Build the Kingdom
- Enter the land
- Lead your people
- Leave your safety zone
- Sail away from the shore
- Drop your nets into the deep for a catch!
“Jesus looked at them and said, with man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.” Mark 10:27 ESV