The late John Wooden once said, “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” For those that don’t know, John Wooden was the head basketball coach for UCLA in their heyday in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s. He was a fantastic basketball coach and by all accounts an even better person. There were only a few things in life that he held dearer than basketball and those were his faith and his family in that order. I find this quote very inspiring, and I think that it applies to just about everything in life.
In the church, I think we often find ourselves wishing that we had the talents that someone else has or that we had the position that someone else has. For example, I am sure that most if not all of us would love to have the angelic voice that the female vocalist at Canvas Church has. For those of you that don’t attend Canvas, my lovely wife Callie King is the female vocalist at Canvas Church, and she does have an absolutely beautiful voice. We get so caught up in what others are doing or what we can’t do that we take our focus off of what we can do. God has called each of us to be his vessels. None of us are made the same, with the same talents or abilities, but we are all made in the image of God. We all have talents and gifts that He can use to further His kingdom if we would just let Him. Over the 26 years (almost 27) of my life I have learned that God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called. As the Body of Christ, let’s not let we cannot do interfere with what we can do.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13