Others May, You Cannot

A friend of mine posted this on her blog. Perfect reading for New Year’s Eve if you want to be inspired to continue to walk with God.

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Others May, You Cannot

If God has called you to be really like Jesus He will draw you into a life of crucifixion and humility and put upon you such demands of obedience that you will not be able to follow other people, or measure yourself by other Christians, and in many ways He will seem to let other people do things which He will not let you do.

Other Christians and ministers who seem very religious and useful, may push themselves, pull wires, and work schemes to carry out their plans but you cannot do it; and if you attempt it, you will meet with such failure and rebuke, from the Lord as to make you sorely penitent.

Others may boast of themselves, of their work, or their success, of their writings, but the Holy Spirit will not allow you to do any such thing, and if you begin…

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4 thoughts on “Others May, You Cannot

    1. No. The sentence is poorly punctuated. I believe the author is saying that if you try scheme to carry out your own plans, supposedly in the name of ministry, that you will meet with failure; you will also meet with rebuke from the Lord.


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