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It was Theodore Roosevelt who reminds us: "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Too many times we bemoan the fact we don't have 'enough', so we don't even start. We think we cannot, so we don't even try. We believe we are not in the right place to do something, so we just sit back and watch. Where you are, what you have, and what you are able to do are all perfectly correct when God is backing your every move!

I pray also that you will have greater understanding in your heart so you will know the hope to which he has called us and that you will know how rich and glorious are the blessings God has promised his holy people. And you will know that God’s power is very great for us who believe. That power is the same as the great strength God used to raise Christ from the dead and put him at his right side in the heavenly world. (Ephesians 1:18-20)

The power of God is very great in ALL who believe in him - did you hear that? ALL who believe in him. The exact same power and strength God used to raise Christ from the dead is resident within you! The EXACT SAME - not just a fragment or measly bit - the ENTIRE SAME power and strength! Some of us need to hear that and really begin to latch onto that truth because we have been listening to the lies of our enemy long enough. We are not powerless - we are powerful.

Do what you can. What is it you are able to do? Even a shut-in has things they can do - so do them. What is it you have at your disposal? Talents, time, energy, finances - whatever it is - put it to use. Where are you right now? That is exactly where God wants to use you. This past week has been challenging for my daughter's family with three of the four in the household each coming down with COVID. What could I do? I could make soup! I could pick up prescriptions. I could listen and respond as they asked questions and sought medical solutions. I could pray for their healing.

What could you do today? Who could you be Jesus to today? Where could you put your talents and treasures to use? The strength of Jesus that lies deep within you isn't there to be dormant - it is meant to be used in ways that you may not even dream possible. Don't limit God's ability by not being available to him. Let his strength come through you - even when you don't think you are the one he will use. Just sayin!


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