Being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.” Romans 4:21 NKJV
Many of us have come across well intended friends and family who have promised us things without having the corresponding capacity to carry out their promise. The reason we don’t turn to God more often is because at some basic and unconscious level we are not “fully convinced” He is able and willing to move on our behalf. Being able to admit that to yourself is humbling; it’s also the point at which you begin to deal with your lack of faith in God.
Nothing in you life will change until you pray, “Lord, help me. I say things with my lips that I don’t follow through in my behavior.” Once you begin to pray that way you can start walking through your Bible, rediscovering that “God is able.” He’s able to provide for you when you’re in a wilderness. He’s able to defeat the giants that stand in your way. He’s able to go through fiery trials with you and bring you out unharmed. He’s able to promote you when you’ve been overlooked or opposed. “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (Eph 3:20 NKJV).
Whatever it takes to own the words, “God is able,” do it; otherwise you won’t be able to pray with confidence. You’ll make a few wishes on your knees, but you won’t be able to persevere in prayer until you know in your heart of hearts that God is able—and that He’s willing! Nothing is too difficult for Him. He’s just waiting for you to recognize that, and come to Him in faith knowing He is able.
I Declare: I decree and declare that the God I serve is able to make a way for me where there seem to be no way. He is able to perform His word just as He has promised, He can do exceeding and abundantly above my imagination. Today, I rest on His promise(s) and ability.
Ignite Thought: God is able and willing to deliver much more than what He had promised.