All of us have the ability to do what we are meant to do, but we don’t because of one lie. This is the lie of “I can’t”.
We tell ourselves this because we are afraid of the hard work and risk that comes with fulfilling what we are meant to do. We get caught in the easy way and striving for happiness. But when we pursue happiness, we become devalued by everyone around us. But why? Happiness is about us. Fulfilling why you’re here, where you’re meant to be, doing what you are meant to do, is about others. When we pursue happiness, those we want to value us, see our selfish wants instead of us fulfilling our calling and answering their needs. The longer we walk down the path of pursuing happiness, the more support we lose from those we wish were on our side. They walk away and we lose all the comfort they bring.
And without comfort, we try to drown our misery in more fleeting happiness. All this because we tell ourselves “I can’t”. But the truth is, everything we need to fulfill our calling is available to us. The path of obedience to your calling is hard, but as you walk it out those around you will value you for meeting the need you answer. The comfort that comes from that, mixed with the joy of fulfilling your calling, allows you to turn “I can’t” to “I can”.