I have joined a group on Facebook that is all about obstacle course racing. One of my new friends – yes, I’ve met this person in real life, tells people on a regular basis one single word – YET. I keep watching this man tell people this, including me, and I think about it frequently.
His response goes something like this: “I can’t do _____” – yet. “I haven’t tried _____, but I want to” – yet. “My hands are too weak for monkey bars and I can’t do them” - yet. You get the picture. By that one single word he is giving so much motivation and encouragement to so many people!!
What if we were all like that? What if we all tried to lift each other up, even with one single word, instead of tear each other down? Can you see the difference that would make in the people around you? Can you see the difference it would make in you?
This word has made me stop and think when I say to myself "I can’t". Not every time, but some of the time is better than never. This change in my internal dialogue is making a HUGE difference in my life. What could change your inner dialogue? Not what others can do for you, but you can do for yourself?
What would God tell you?
"I'm not able"
2 Corinthians 9:8 New Living Translation (NLT)
And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.
"I can't do it"
Yet – that single word can make such a difference!! If you will trust in God, He can help you with whatever your yet is. It may not work the way you want, just like in the obstacle course racing group, yet may be different than what we were expecting. But if you do nothing, that is what you will get.
Yet – I said I could not climb these stairs, yet here I am at the top!!