Be honest with yourself by having the courage to distinguish between “I can’t” and “I won’t.”
There is absolutely nothing wrong with saying, “I won’t”. Matter of fact, it is the best thing to say most of the time (as long as you are nice about it). But to say “I can’t” when it is really a matter of “I won’t” is both dishonest and eventually disastrous.
It is so easy to play the victim card and say, “I can’t.” It is so easy to play little mind games with ourselves pretending we can’t doing something when all the time we know we really could do it.
- The ONE THING for today: If you can’t do something you can’t do it—it is what it is, no disgrace there. However, when you play the victim card by saying, “I can’t” when you really could you’re being dishonest—with yourself and others, and that is not right or good.
22 Hurry, escape there, for I cannot do anything until you arrive there.
Genesis 19:22 (NKJV)