Sunday, June 8, 2008

20 CANS of Success

I picked up this pamphlet in the doctor's office the other day and read it to my dad when we got home. I thought it was amazing truths and encouragement for anything anyone is striving toward, whether good health, career advancement, overcoming addiction, trying to gain courage for whatever, and all the smalls things in between that we each sweat over. I pray this blesses you!

Victory Over Darkness
by Neil T. Anderson


1. Why should I say I can't when the Bible says I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13)?


2. Why should I lack when I know that God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19)?


3. Why should I fear when the Bible says God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7)?


4. Why should I lack faith to fulfill my calling knowing that God as allotted to me a measure of faith (Romans 12:3)?


5. Why should I be weak when the Bible says that the Lord is the strength of my life and that I will display strength and take action because I know God (Psalm 27:1; Daniel 11:32)?


6. Why should I allow Satan supremacy over my life when He that is in me is greater than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4)?


7. Why should I accept defeat when the Bible says that God always leads me in triumph (2 Corinthians 2:14)?


8. Why should I lack wisdom when Christ became wisdom to me from God and God gives wisdom to me generously when I ask Him for it (1 Corinthians 1:30; James 1:5)?


9. Why should I be depressed when I can recall to mind God's lovingkindness, compassion, and faithfulness and have hope (Lamentations 3:21-23)?


10. Why should I worry and fret when I can cast all my anxiety on Christ who cares for me (1 Peter 5:7)?


11. Why should I ever be in bondage knowing that there is liberty where the Spirit of the Lord is (2 Corinthians 3:17)?


12. Why should I feel condemned when the Bible says I am not condemned because I am in Christ (Romans 8:1)?


13. Why should I feel alone when Jesus said He is with me always and He will never leave me nor forsake me (Matthew 28:20; Hebrews 13:5)?


14. Why should I feel accursed or that I am the victim of bad luck when the Bible says that Christ redeemed me from the curse of the law that I might receive His Spirit (Galatians 3:13-14)?


15. Why should I be discontented when I, like Paul, can learn to be content in all my circumstances (Philippians 4:11)?


16. Why should I feel worthless when Christ became sin on my behalf that I might become the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21)?


17. Why should I have a persecution complex knowing that nobody can be against me when God is for me (Romans 8:31)?


18. Why should I be confused when God is the author of peace and He gives me knowledge through His indwelling Spirit (1 Corinthians 14:33; 2:12)?


19. Why should I feel like a failure when I am a conqueror in all things through Christ (Romans 8:37)?


20. Why should I let the pressures of life bother me when I can take courage knowing that Jesus has overcome the world and its tribulations (John 16:33)?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

my mom is going thru radiation and chemo for stage 3b lung cancer. what a journey God is leading us on to accomplish his eternal plans for our lives and in the lives of those around us. eventhough she is physically sick she has spiritually healing unlike many in the world who see themselves as "healthy". Thank you for your encouragement in this website to press on. we would never make it without Jesus holding onto us and never letting go in the small and the BIG storms of life. Diane in CA

Scarlett Lillian said...

Amen! I'm lifting your mom up in prayer right now!