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[{"status":"publish","site_id":"1","date":1645401600000,"title":"Never Say “Can’t”","author":"67","bible_in_a_year":"<a href=\"https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Numbers+1%E2%80%933%3B+Mark+3\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"scripture reference verse\" class=\"scripture-link\" data-category=\"scripture-link\" data-action=\"bible-in-a-year\" data-label=\"Bible in a Year\">Numbers 1–3; Mark 3</a>","bible_in_a_year_references":"Numbers 1–3; Mark 3","bible_in_a_year_url":"https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Numbers+1%E2%80%933%3B+Mark+3","categories":[1424943,1424949,1424992],"tags":[],"content":"<p>Jen was born without legs and abandoned at the hospital. Yet she says being put up for adoption was a blessing. &ldquo;I am here because of the people who poured into me.&rdquo; Her adoptive family helped her to see she was &ldquo;born like this for a reason.&rdquo; They raised her to &ldquo;never say &lsquo;can&rsquo;t&rsquo; &rdquo; and encouraged her in all her pursuits&mdash;including becoming an accomplished acrobat and aerialist! She meets challenges with an attitude of &ldquo;How can I tackle this?&rdquo; and motivates others to do the same.</p>\n<p>The Bible tells the stories of many people God used who seemed incapable or unsuited for their calling&mdash;but God used them anyway. Moses is a classic example. When God called him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, he balked (Exodus 3:11; 4:1) and protested, &ldquo;I am slow of speech and tongue.&rdquo; God replied, &ldquo;Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute?&nbsp;. . .&nbsp;Is it not I, the&nbsp;<smallcaps>Lord</smallcaps>? Now go;&nbsp;I will help you speak and will teach you what to say&rdquo; (4:10&ndash;12). When Moses still protested, God provided Aaron to speak for him and assured him He would help them (vv. 13&ndash;15).</p>\n<p>Like Jen and like Moses, all of us are here for a reason&mdash;and God graciously helps us along the way. He supplies people to help us and provides what we need to live for Him.</p>\n","excerpt":"<p>An accomplished acrobat and aerialist, Jen was born without legs and abandoned at the hospital. Yet she says being put up for adoption was a blessing. &ldquo;I am here because of the people who poured into me.&rdquo; Her adoptive family helped her to see she was &ldquo;born like this for a reason.&rdquo; They raised her to &ldquo;never say &lsquo;can&rsquo;t&rsquo; &rdquo; and encouraged her in all her pursuits. She meets challenges with an attitude of &ldquo;How can I tackle this?&rdquo; and motivates others to do the same.</p>\n<p>The Bible tells the stories of many people God used who seemed incapable or unsuited for their calling&mdash;but God used them anyway. Moses is a classic example. When God called him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, he balked (Exodus 3:11; 4:1) and protested, &ldquo;I am slow of speech and tongue.&rdquo; God replied, &ldquo;Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute?&nbsp;. . .&nbsp;Is it not I, the&nbsp;<smallcaps>Lord</smallcaps>?&nbsp;&nbsp;Now go;&nbsp;I will help you speak and will teach you what to say&rdquo; (4:10&ndash;12). When Moses still protested, God provided Aaron to speak for him and assured him He would help them (vv. 13&ndash;15).</p>\n<p>Like Jen and like Moses, all of us are here for a reason&mdash;and God graciously helps us along the way. He supplies people to help us and provides what we need to live for Him.</p>\n","insights":"<p>Moses offered several objections to being the one chosen to lead Israel out of Egypt: he was unworthy (Exodus 3:11), had inadequate knowledge of God (v. 13), lacked any special powers (4:1), and had a speech impediment (v. 10). In each case, God responded by pointing Moses to a deeper understanding of God rather than focusing on himself. For it&rsquo;s ultimately God&rsquo;s presence and power that qualifies people (3:12), not their personal strengths and weaknesses.</p>","passage":"<a href=\"https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus+3%3A7%E2%80%9310%3B+4%3A10%E2%80%9315\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"scripture reference verse\" class=\"scripture-link\" data-category=\"scripture-link\" data-action=\"passage\" data-label=\"Scripture Passage\">Exodus 3:7–10; 4:10–15</a>","passage_url":"https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus+3%3A7%E2%80%9310%3B+4%3A10%E2%80%9315","passage_reference":"Exodus 3:7–10; 4:10–15","response":"<p>When have you felt incapable or ill-equipped for a task or role you felt God calling you to fill? How did God help you?</p>","thought":"<p>God, I&rsquo;m so glad you didn&rsquo;t leave me here on this earth to do it all on my own. Thank You for Your love and guidance and the people You&rsquo;ve placed in my life.</p>","verse":"<p>Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say. <a href=\"https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus+4%3A12\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"scripture reference verse\" class=\"scripture-link\" data-category=\"scripture-link\" data-action=\"verse\" data-label=\"Key Verse\">Exodus 4:12</a></p>\n","meta":"[object Object]","insight_question":"","author_name":"Alyson Kieda","slug":"never-say-cant","insights_author":"1668557","insights_author_id":"1668557","email_image_url":"https://d626yq9e83zk1.cloudfront.net/ebread/dailyimages/odbdevo_20220221e.jpg","preheader_text":"Jen was born without legs and abandoned at the hospital. Yet she says being put up...","brand_logo_url":"https://odb.org/wp-content/themes/odbm-base-ourdailybread/images/odb_logo.svg","language":"","date_id":1645401600000}]