There is empowerment in the positive attitude of ‘I can’. This is a gift from God. When we understand God’s character, it helps us to understand life and our human nature. God Almighty operates in absolute power, as you know, there is nothing he cannot do. We also know, Jesus is the only one who had the same power.
God has given us a portion of his character, and one of them is, ‘I can do attitude’, a vital ingredient in our personal development. God knows every human being in their right mind, is capable of being obedient to him. He made it so easy for us, when it comes to gaining salvation through Jesus. He doesn’t ask us to do things which are humanly impossible. Jesus said believe the message, for it is good news.
So, his question is, can you do it? Can you cross over from the dry land (no hope) to the promised land? (salvation) A land flowing with milk and honey.
One of the easiest things God wants us to do, is to believe in his existence and plan. Most of us operate with an attitude of, ‘ I can do it’. We manage to accomplish our dreams with a positive attitude. Sometimes a challenge may be hard but with a good attitude we get positive results. The moment we set our mind on ‘I can do it’ we get empowerment. As you know, we do it in all areas of our lives, e.g. in education, marriages, faith etc. When we are given a task, the first thing that comes to our mind is how to do it. Anyone who has achieved something good, would say, it wasn’t easy at first, but with a positive attitude I managed to do it.
And when it comes to God’s plan, Jesus would ask, can you do a good thing? Can you go to church, repent of a sin, be good to someone else, forgive etc.? And when we check ourselves, some of us would answer, ‘YES WE CAN’.
God has given us the power to be able to change things in our lives. In most cases, our attitude either stops us or helps us to achieve certain goals. Take for example, a person who’s been given many skills or talents naturally, but after a bad reasoning episode, he or she goes, ‘even though I can do that job and see the benefits, I’m not bothered’. That person has assessed all angles of the situation, and has concluded, ‘even though the angle I’m standing on is not very helpful to me but I’ll stand on it any way’. No one can win with that kind of attitude. For when you give little you gain little.
As mentioned earlier,’ a can-do attitude’, empowers us and keeps the world going. As humans, we are good at being copy cats. Many inventions have been established through copying God. I can explain. For instance, a person who invented a car, came up with an idea that, it needs different components for it work, i.e. water, oil, lights, engine etc. A man cannot invent something good without God’s help.
Note: faith comes through hearing the word of God.