I think I can. That mindset puts us in position to find success. Remember the little engine that had the determination to keep pulling? Her outer appearance and circumstances didn’t determine her inner strength, happiness and drive to finish. She had burdens (a load of toys and overwhelming circumstances) but her mind kept her moving. I think I can, I think I can. She knew what she was facing was bigger than anything she had faced before yet she focused on someone other than herself. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.
The mind is a powerful thing. I am learning to have a more balanced approach when it comes to my thinking. I don’t want to neglect it or overemphasize it but if I can change the way I think I become a powerful force with the Gospel. I won’t be overwhelmed with the burdens of life but I’ll keep moving because I am focused on something or someone other than myself. I think I can.
1 Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your true worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
The gospel of Jesus is bigger than me. It’s a message for the world and to stay determined and moving ahead I must keep my eyes on His mercies and allow my mind to be transformed. If I can remain focused even when I am facing things bigger than anything I’ve faced before, I can and will experience a spiritual breakthrough. I think I can, I think I can. Staying focused on His mercies will leave me experiencing true worship and not thinking about my worship. God took away what I thought it should look like and I am being convinced He will not give back something old but is showing me something new. Are you clinging to the past? What worship should look like? Or will you join with me, keep your eyes on His mercies, and experience what true worship is. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. As the little engine completed her journey she reminded and encouraged herself when she said, I thought I could. As we continue to move forward I wonder how many of us will look back and say, I thought I could. May God’s mercies guide us and transform the way we think.
Until we ALL see each other again