I was sitting down beside my husband listening to our Pastor preach on “Being Born Again.” This was a familiar message, however he delivered it with such passion that he had my full attention. The Lord had another message on His mind for me. Sometimes that happens where He breaks through your thoughts to deliver His revelation. In an instant, God spoke to my heart to say that I can’t spend longer than thirty minutes in the kitchen because I have spoken this word over myself and agreed with it. In fact it has been a joke of mine for years. I cook and prepare meals but when it comes time to clean-up, I do something else first. The Lord showed me that when I say, “I can’t” it stops any motion to accomplish that particular task. The Bible tells us in Philippians 4:13 that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” That verse even works with kitchen chores. I renounced that joke, repented, and prayed to receive God’s grace so that I can stay in the kitchen as long as needed to finish cleanup. I have been freed and it is no longer a problem!
Then the Lord began to show me other tasks that I have said “I can’t do.” Another family joke was that I could not “copy and paste.” Well, I renounced that and I can copy and paste. The Lord continued to reveal my list of “I can’ts.” There were a few regarding ministry. There was one having to do with exercise regiment. In fact as I write this I am still going through my list while the Lord is freeing me into becoming a “can do” person. “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” (Phil. 4:13) Please realize that the words you say bless or curse. They have power. Your words will move you forward or put a stop to His plans. Your words are like a roadway which create a place for travel into your destiny.
I love the way God uses natural things to prove a supernatural point. God desires to be involved in every aspect of our life, not just the spiritual sections. But chances are that if we have a bunch of “I can’ts” in the natural, we have them in the spiritual as well. God’s grace empowers our words if our words align with His words. If we speak contrary to His word then His supernatural power will be blocked. As we speak God’s words with faith we will see results. As we remove what we cannot do from our speech and embrace what we can do with His help we will see ourselves doing more than we ever thought possible!