Yes, You Can

When I have listened to or read material written by former Navy Seals, there is a recurring theme which comes up, and it’s this thought…

When Seals are trained, they are taught that most people think they are finished and therefore quit at 60% of their actual capacity.  Thus, you still have 40% in your tank to keep going and finish strong.

You and I, well, we can do more than we think typically.  If we will push past the mental and emotional barriers we have set for ourselves, we can do a lot more.

You can put up with that boss longer than you think.  You can be kinder than you think.  You can save more money than you think. You can extend more grace to your child than you think.

We all have challenges we’re facing in life. I’ve got mine. You’ve got yours.  We all wish life was easy all the time, but it’s not.  The thing is, we don’t have to tackle this on our own.

Paul wrote to some challenged people in Philippi and told them that it’s possible to do “all things” through Christ Who strengthens us.  That’s even more than the Navy Seals claim! In other words, no matter what you come up against, if you’ll keep Jesus Christ involved in your life, there won’t be anything too difficult for you to overcome.

So, let’s do a few more push-ups and eat a few less sweets. (Ok, maybe a lot more push-ups and forget the part about the sweets. 😜)  Let’s give a little more. Let’s help a little more. Let’s complain a little less.  In fact, let’s just remove the word “can’t” from our vocabulary.

It’s going to be a great week!  Let’s give it all we have… and then some!!!


Author: Allen Chapin

- Christian, husband, dad, friend, leader, author and speaker - Life Purpose = Love & Encourage, Offering Grace & Hope - Life Motto = Living for the applause of nail-scarred hands - Life Verse = Matthew 25:21

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