As I think about what I can and cannot do, the cannot list is pretty long.
I cannot dunk a basketball, I cannot fly like the little birds in my yard and I cannot do everything that everybody wants me to do. That’s only a sample list, but I suspect you also have one very similar.
But let’s think about what we can do.
Of course, we know that everybody can be saved! Amen! So as Christians let’s consider what things there are that everybody can do. Whether or not you have multiple talents, whether or not you have money and wherever you live, what things should be on the docket for all of us?
1. Everybody can be obedient!
The Lord’s commands are not “grievous” (I John 5:3), which simply means they are reasonable and doable.
2. Everybody can be faithful!
The Bible says, “Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful” (I Cor. 4:2). “Faithful” just means you are an obedient-to-the-Lord Christian day in and day out. If you are faithful, then we know we can count on you no matter what else is going on.
3. Everybody can be a witness!
Remember Jesus said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matt. 4:19). Whatever your personality, if you are saved, whether you are young or old, you can be one of the Lord’s ambassadors (II Cor. 5:20) and witness to others.
4. Everybody can be kind!
“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.”—Eph. 4:31, 32. It doesn’t take a genius to be kind; it just takes a Christian who understands this is right.
5. Everybody can tithe!
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.”—Matt. 23:23. “Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him.”—I Cor. 16:2. The tithe is simple math and, yes, whether rich or poor, it is a fair plan.
6. Everybody can pray!
“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”—Heb. 4:15, 16. You need not be an orator to pray. As a child of God, you have privileges with your heavenly Father that permit you to talk to Him anytime.
7. Everybody Can Stand!
“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”—Eph. 6:11, 13.
Living in a fallen world as we do, we always have a battle of some kind. You and I can stand up and be counted against the “wiles of the devil” (vs. 11) and the ways of the world (I John 2:15–17). In fact, with the Lord’s help, every one of us can “stand” and “withstand” (Eph. 6:13).
So when I hear somebody say, “There’s nothing I can do,” I know he is not thinking correctly.
Amazingly the Lord has arranged things so that all of us, literally “everybody,” can do something in this old sin-crazed world.
You won’t be able to do everything that you see others do,
but you can do the things I have noted in this article.