By Ralph & Elizabeth Pyszkowski
The time has come for a leader to arise among an oppressed people. Cries of desperation ring to the heavens from many stuck in deplorable conditions. After years of affliction, the moment for change has arrived. God responds by rising up a deliverer by the name of Moses. The only problem is that he suffers from feelings of inadequacy, anger, and does not communicate well. He is reluctant to accept the call and shares all his weaknesses with the Lord. God still moves forward with his purpose and tells Moses that he will be with him. Similarly, many others feel unworthy and unqualified to receive God’s plan. If we follow him, he will empower us beyond our limitations to accomplish great things.
In Philippians 4:13, the Apostle Paul proclaims, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” This is the man who was stoned, beaten, imprisoned, faced legal issues, suffered financial hardships and still managed to turn the world upside down with the gospel of Christ. He was pressed beyond his limits and gained the victory even over his darkest trial. No obstacle, devil, or even his dark past could stop him. Paul knew the secret was in his relationship with Jesus. His imperfections and past were irrelevant because of God’s work. Christ will trade our unrighteousness for his righteousness, our weakness for his strength, and give us a purpose when we are lost.
This promise can help us all to overcome our daily struggles. Whether we are a student, employee, or a homemaker, many challenges overwhelm us. Living the Christian life can seem impossible. However, if we develop that relationship with the Lord, he can make it attainable. Chains of addictions, sin, and sickness can be broken by his power. God can help us graduate and excel in our studies. He can provide employment and give strength to make us productive. Also, he can help us raise a family and bless our homes. Jesus is the answer and his Biblical “blueprints” provide the best solutions to our problems. You may question your own ability, but never doubt God’s power to work through you. Follow him and claim this promise for your life.
(Ralph & Elizabeth Pyszkowski, Your Brother & Sister In Christ. All comments are welcomed at [email protected])