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  • Writer's pictureDr Dagbue

The "Can Do" Mindset: Embracing Strength through Christ

picture of a chalkboard writing saying You Can Do It, with the caption: Cultivating a Can Do Mindset through Faith

In today's episode of the Health for the Spirit, Soul, and Body Blog from Doxa Missions, we look at one of the concepts that empowers us as believers - the "Can Do" mindset. This isn't just about positive thinking or self-motivation; it involves grounding our confidence in the strength we receive through Christ. As we explore this concept, we anchor our discussion in two powerful scriptures: Colossians 1:11 and Philippians 4:13 from the King James Version (KJV).

Strengthened in His Might

"Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;" - Colossians 1:11 KJV

This verse isn't just poetry; it's a promise. It speaks to being empowered beyond our natural capabilities - not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually. This divine strength is purposed for patience, endurance, and joy in our journey. It’s the same power that raised Jesus from the dead, and it’s available to us in every challenge we face. I’ve seen this power at work in my life, turning my weaknesses into strengths and my fears into victories. how does this translate into our everyday lives?

The Source of Our Capability

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." - Philippians 4:13 KJV

It's a declaration that has echoed through the ages, instilling hope and courage in countless hearts. This isn't about achieving everything we set our minds to in a worldly sense, but about the capacity to face all of life's challenges through the empowerment of Christ.

I Am a Child of God

Recognizing our identity in Christ is the foundation of the "Can Do" mindset. It's not about what we've achieved, but whom we've received - Jesus as our Lord and Savior. This relationship transforms us, infusing our spirit with the might of His glorious power. As a child of God, our identity is secured. We are no longer defined by our past mistakes or the labels the world puts on us. We are defined by His love, His sacrifice, and His victory. Because we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we stand firm in this truth, and it shapes how we live, love, and lead.

With God, All Things Are Possible

Jesus's sacrifice on the cross and His resurrection are not just historical events; they are the cornerstone of our faith. They remind us that because He overcame, we too can overcome. In John 14:12, Jesus promises that we will do greater works because He goes to the Father. This isn't just encouragement; it's a declaration of the potential within us when we walk in obedience and faith.

We are called to do greater things, not by our might but by the Spirit of God who dwells in us. This calling isn’t just for a select few; it’s for all who believe and are willing to step out in faith. What greater things are you being called to do? How can you impact the world around you for Christ?

Living Life with the ‘Can Do’ Mindset

So, what does embracing the "Can Do" mindset look like in practice?

  • In Trials: It means viewing challenges as opportunities for God's strength to shine through our weaknesses.

  • In Service: Understanding that our ability to serve others doesn't come from our own reservoir of strength but from the endless well of God's power.

  • In Pursuit of Dreams: Realizing that the dreams placed in our hearts by God are attainable not by might, nor by power, but by His Spirit (Zechariah 4:6).

The "Can Do" mindset is not a badge of honour we wear to showcase our self-sufficiency but a banner of surrender to the One who is all-sufficient.

In embracing this mindset, we find the freedom to pursue our God-given destinies with boldness and confidence, not in our abilities, but in His unending strength and might. Let's step into each day empowered by the truth that through Christ, we truly can do all things.

We invite you to reflect on these truths and share how the "Can Do" mindset has influenced your journey. What challenges have you overcome through the strength of Christ? How has your understanding of being a child of God shaped your outlook and actions? Join the conversation below and let's encourage one another as we walk this journey of faith together. God bless you.


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