I remember in language arts in elementary school we learned about contractions. A contraction is a way to use two words together to shorten it with an apostrophe. For example, can’t really is can not, he’s is he is, I’ve is I have.
It hit me today what CAN’T really means. Now stay with me for a few moments.
As I said above, can’t is can not, but the contraction is can’t. Now if you remove the “t” you have can.
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:25-27 (NIV)
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
Because Jesus came and died on the cross we CAN have eternal life through HIM. Because Jesus died for us, we CAN be forgiven for our sins through HIM.
Throughout God’s Holy Word, people told God, “I can’t”. Even before Jesus came to die, God turned the people’s can’t into a can. Abraham told God he could not talk eloquently. But God made the could not into a could by sending him someone who could speak for him. With David, Joseph, Elisha and many more, God removed the not’s – He removed the “t”.
Jesus didn’t tell God, “I can’t do that.” Jesus said, “I CAN!”
What are you saying I Can’t to God today?
What have you told God I Can’t do that?
BUT GUESS WHAT. Because of the “t” that can’t is a CAN!!!
Will you remove the not from everything today and know because of the “t” you don’t need the not?