“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Goal achievement makes you happy but it isn’t the same as joy and gratitude.
If you can’t be happy with what you have now, it’ll be hard to be happy with what you’ll have next.
Yes, you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you but if you read the full context from Philippians 4:11-13, it’s actually saying that your ability to do all things is based on your attitude of contentment and gratitude.
In the midst of the rush of the Christmas season and the hope setting for the next year, let’s pause and remember to “Decouple Goals and Gratitude”. Let’s give thanks to all around us and most of God, who gave Himself to all of us in the most complete and vulnerable way.