This misleading statement is used to encourage someone to set goals that seem beyond their reach. Our motives may be right in saying it, but it's not true.
There are many things we cannot do, no matter how solidly we set our minds on them. We have different gifts, opportunities, challenges and handicaps. We can't do all things.
Sometimes we Christianize this statement by adding Philippians 4:13:
"I can do all things through Him [Christ] who gives me strength."
But this is a misuse of Scripture.
If we are doing things "through Christ," we won't be doing "whatever we set our minds to." We'll be pursuing His goals and purposes for our lives (Ephesians 2:10). Nor will we be accomplishing things because we're able, but because He's able.
God often calls us to do something beyond our strength (2 Corinthians 1:8-9) to prove that when we are weak, He is strong (2 Corinthians 12:10).
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