Sent on February 22, 2017

Greetings to all,

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Perhaps you read the above quote and thought, “how can I do something that I cannot do?” If this was the case, then perhaps you should read the quote again more carefully. It actually tells you to do the thing you think you cannot do.

How do you do the thing you think you cannot do? I could quote the scripture in Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” and leave it at that. But I won’t, because it may sound too much of a cliché to have any impact.

However, you can do some things that you think you cannot do. Have you ever been watching someone do something and thought to yourself “I can’t do that”, only to realise that today you are doing it or have done it in the past.

The fact is there are many things waiting for you to venture into that you think you cannot do. Within you there is a deep treasure that can have a mountain of stuff camouflaging the gifts, calling or destiny within you.

I have a friend who is a good example to me of someone who refuses to allow the plague of depression to bury his gifts/calling/destiny. This person has told me about the deep places of darkness he has unwillingly visited. While I can only imagine what it is like to experience this I do know that it takes tremendous willpower and faith to be determine to not allow those dark places to rule one’s life.

I deeply admire my friend’s tenacious spirit to keep the darkness of his experience from burying his precious gift that he is to those whom he influences. Nor does he allow this darkness to bury the pleasure to enjoy the good things God has brought into his life. You too can make a decision to do the thing you think you cannot do.

Your first step is to make the decision to do the thing you presently think you cannot do. The second step is to teach, train and develop your thinking to believe that you can do it. Your mind can be trained to think the right thoughts but you must decide to train it. 

Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” We cannot always control what we hear but we can choose what we allow ourselves to think about. 

Believe that you were created for greatness and be determined to not allow the debris of life’s past experiences to bury the greatness that God has called you too. 

In John 15:16 Jesus said “You did not choose Me, but I chose you…”

Think of it: Jesus chose you! He can choose anybody in the world but He chose you to put within you a special treasure that only you can release.

With God, you have the ability within you conquer the unthinkable and release the treasure you carry…
Love to all…

– pb

P.S. Here’s an inspiring article about how God uses people just like us to do his work: How God Uses Ordinary People To Do His Work

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