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Can or Can’t?

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Which word best describes you, can or can’t?

Whether you realize it or not, there’s a primary voice inside your soul that is constantly communicating messages to you. It’s your self-talk. It tells you what you can and can’t do. And sometimes it lies to you.

There’s a story from the life of David that teaches us a lesson about the voices of can and can’t. Take a look at it in 2 Samuel 5:6, 7 (NIV) “The king and his men marched to Jerusalem to attack the Jebusites, who lived there. The Jebusites said to David, ‘You will not get in here; even the blind and the lame can ward you off.’ They thought, ‘David cannot get in here.’ Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion—which is the City of David.”

The Jebusites occupied Jerusalem at this time in history. David was called by God to conquer it and set up his home there. Ultimately the temple of the Living God would be built there. The Jebusites had an opinion about what David could and couldn’t do. But David proved them wrong. He did what his enemies said couldn’t be done! He conquered the city!

There are enemies in your life too. They regularly tell you what you can’t do and what can’t be done. They are constantly reminding you of your limitations and impossibilities. Their goal is to get us to give up without trying. Just as David ignored the voices of the Jebusites, you must ignore the negative voices telling you what you can’t do. David did what his enemies said was impossible. With God’s help, you can too!

Pastor Dale