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When You Can't Do It Yourself

Over twenty years ago, when I was a twenty-one-year-old first-semester seminary student, I was flat broke—flatter than one-ply toilet paper.

Because I didn’t have the money to buy a computer at the time, I typed my papers at the library.

One day, however, one of the deacons at my home church, aware of my financial woes, meets me in the church parking lot before service.

When he approaches me, he whispers in my ear: “Minister, go get your new laptop computer out the backseat of my car.”

I thought I was being punk’d.

Even though I wanted a laptop, even though I needed a laptop, I didn’t have the money to buy a laptop.

That night my benefactor did for me what I couldn’t do for myself. In the same way, God can do for you what you cannot do for yourself. If it’s too high for you, God can reach it. If it’s too much for you, God can handle it. God can make a way.