Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)
"I have strength for anything through Him who gives me power."
Philippians 4:13 (Weymouth)
There are times when we read the Bible that we interpret it based on our own life and experiences. For example, when some people read Philippians 4:13 they think it is some figurative statement or that there are certain limitations to what it means, but this verse means exactly what it says. God has told us that we can do anything He leads us to do because of the ability that He gives us in Christ. What does that mean? It means that God is our source and our Helper and He will empower us to do whatever we need to do.
When we see something in the Bible that we know we need to do, or if God directs us by the Holy Spirit to do something, it may seem as though we can't do it. We need to get it settled within ourselves that if God is leading us then God knows exactly what it will take for us to do that thing and He will help us and equip us to do it! We need to understand that God is not expecting us to do it all on our own. Whether it is direction to know what to do, wisdom to do something the right way, or the strength and ability to do something, God will give it to us.
What things do you need to do in your life, where do you need to make a change? Is God talking to you about getting involved somewhere in your church and you are not sure if you can do it? Maybe you want to be a better parent, or a better spouse, or just a better Christian who is more effective for God. What is it that you have seen in the Bible that has stirred you or challenged you? Whatever it is, you can be sure that God will always give you the wisdom, direction, strength, and ability to do it. Our bold confession should be exactly what Philippians 4:19 says, I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength!