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You CAN Do It!

Have you heard about Rusty Redfern? He's an award winning artist in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Marketed through his own company (Redfern Originals), he illustrates and sells note cards, T-shirts, sweatshirts, even limited edition prints and original drawings. Now, that may not seem so terribly impressive to you. After all, there are lots of artists in this world who produce and sell artwork. But there's one other bit of information about Rusty - HE WAS BORN WITHOUT ARMS!

This remarkable man uses his feet to do what most folks do with their hands. He eats with spoon and fork, answers the phone, drives his car (without special adaptations), plays football, water skis, golfs, and even plays basketball. There's a lesson to be learned from such a fella. It is simply this - YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO!

Too often we give up before ever making a serious effort. We do it at work, in school, with our families, and we do it in service to God. Too often we've heard Christians say, "I just can't do it." Yes, you can! You simply have to keep trying.

Is your life hard? Are you battling against some particular spiritual weakness? Do you struggle constantly to maintain faithfulness? Please take consolation in the fact that God loves you. He wants you to succeed, and He has made it possible through His Son (1 Cor. 10:13).

So, keep trying. Never give up. "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord." (1 Corinthians 15:58).