I was playing a pick-up basketball game one day, and I love playing basketball. The only problem is I’m not very good! I stole the ball and was on a break-away, and everyone was yelling at me to dunk it. I tried. I failed. But just before I jumped, I said a prayer and asked God to give me the strength. He didn’t. I see today’s verse printed on t-shirts at the gym. I’ve heard it quoted by athletes and Olympians. I’ve heard it preached from the name and claim it “preachers.” But, if you get nothing out of these short devotions, I hope you realize context is king. This verse is often misapplied. The context is learning contentment amid the ups and downs of life. The context is obedience to what Christ is calling you to do. This verse does not mean you can jump over your house, throw a football over a mountain, or dunk a basketball if you have no vertical jump. Focus on Christ, rely on His strength to accomplish His call on your life. Look to Him!
Philippians 4:13: “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”
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