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Could I, Would I, Should I Do This?

Could I, would I and should I? Do they all have to be an affirmative before we respond and take on any new task? Life is full of choices, some big and some small. But they all take our most precious commodity, limited and un-replaceable time!

Could I?

Could I? Questions our capability.

Of course it is all about priorities. I have been reflecting on how we walk recently, and the choices we make – choose to walk in love and freedom. And so my prayer is: “Lord, help me to walk in step with the Spirit, and to make wise choices.”

We need to remember, that when God prompts us to do something, we do not have to rely on our own capability. We can step out confidently in faith, for God will equip and enable us to do, what He call us to do.

Would I?

Would I? questions our willingness

God does not look for the most highly skilled or capable person. He looks for the willing, the one who is fully committed to Him, who will say, ‘Here am I.’

Should I?

Should I? Questions my obligation or correctness

We know what is right in God’s sight, and know our duty, what He is calling us to do. Let my prayer be, to respond with obedience to the guidance and direction of His word.

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”

Galatians 5:10
Could I?
Could I? Would I? Should I?

Now I have some time available this afternoon, it is a cool, grey very windy day here, what could I, would I, should I do? My family have asked me to make some ginger biscuits…well that one is an easy choice!

7 thoughts on “Could I, Would I, Should I Do This?”

  1. This is a great approach to answering the questions we all face regarding our actions. Sometimes we don’t fully understand the “could” and the “should” so we struggle with the “would.” Or we say, “I would do that, if I could.” I think the thing that ties those three questions together is our faith in God. He’s the only one who makes sense of our coulds, woulds, and shoulds.

    Amie, FMF #12.

    1. Yes of course, upholding you in prayer – that you will receive strength and relief from pain, a very tangible sense of God’s presence with you and a healing touch from the Lord. Will keep on praying for you, you are not alone! God bless.

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