I Can’t … BUT God Can!

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!


Genesis 41:16

“I cannot do it,” Joseph replied to Pharaoh, “but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.”


It was “God’s Plan” all along that He would rescue Joseph out of an Egyptian prison into the presence of Pharaoh to interpret a dream Pharaoh had. Pharaoh’s dream perplexed and troubled him and none of his mystics could interpret it. Pharaoh was told that Joseph, a prisoner in the king’s prison, could interpret dreams. Pharaoh sent for him and asked Joseph if he could. Joseph said, “I Can’t … BUT God Can!”


All of us have been given some kind of gift to help others. It is our Blessed Lord who distributes these gifts to His people. Whenever someone asks about the way our gift operates, Joseph gives the proper response. “I Can’t … BUT God Can!” That’s a humble way for the man or woman of God to operate in their gifts. Joseph had operated in his gift for quite some time. He knew God had blessed him, but he was never so arrogant that he himself claimed he was responsible for any of the blessings that his gift produced. As long as we have the same approach these thousands of years later as Joseph had, promotion is headed in our direction. Whenever you’re asked about a gift someone has heard you have, always just say, “I Can’t … BUT God Can!”


Dear Jesus,

It’s such a load off my back when I give all the glory to You for what You’ve blessed me with. I don’t handle praise and glory well, but You actually live in our praises. I’m glad “I Can’t … BUT You Can!” Amen

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  1. I love today’s S.O.A.P. as it reminds me that it’s okay to be humble, especially in the face of all the ungodliness in the world. I signed up for these messages recently and appreciate the blessings, wisdom and instructions I receive from them each day. God bless you Pastor Rich!