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Can The Can’t

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Which word is more attractive to you, can or can’t? Even the most negative person would likely say they prefer to hang around a “can do” person rather than a “can’t do” person.

Although we’re attracted to positive people, many of us are still locked into a negative mindset. While we prefer the “can do,” we may still be infected with the “can’t do” virus.

This was true for the Israelite soldiers millennia ago facing the intimidating taunts of the giant, Goliath. His massive body and booming voice assaulted the psyche of these men, day after day. Goliath’s words and presence wore them down. Steadily their “can do,” became “can’t do!” They became convinced of the impossibility of their situation. The disease of negativity was contagious and epidemic.

It took an outside influence to break this cycle and mindset of impossibility. That influence was the voice of a young man named David. He saw differently and spoke differently. Negativity had no hold on him. He was the quintessential “can do” person.

Look at David’s confident faith in 1 Samuel 17:34-37 (NIV) “But David said to Saul, ‘Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.’ Saul said to David, ‘Go, and the Lord be with you.’”

We know the end of the story. God gave David victory. His “can do” spirit attracted the presence and power of God!

Which voice controls you “can do” or “can’t do?” Can the can’t and see the good that comes when you do!

Pastor Dale