You Got This

“You Got This” seems like a basic, boring phrase that doesn’t have much more than surface-level meaning. It’s printed on t shirts, mugs, bumper stickers and many of us don’t even give the phrase a second glance. However, when we look at what this phrase truly means, it holds a lot more power than it seems.

         The phrase, “You Got This”, gives us a feeling of empowerment. It emanates the idea that we are capable of doing the unconceivable. As humans, we all need that little push of encouragement sometimes! We all struggle with doubt and fear as well as the idea that we will not be able to accomplish the things we desire the most. However, the more we doubt ourselves, the more we feed into the fear and doubt within our souls.

         To truly let go of the fear and doubt deep within ourselves, we need to fix our eyes upon Jesus. In Matthew 14, Jesus commands Peter to come and walk on the water towards Him (Jesus). The scripture says this:

         “[…] Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, ‘Lord, save me.’ Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, ‘O you of little faith, why did you doubt?’” (Matthew 14:29-31, English Standard Version).

         So often, we doubt what Jesus is doing. When we start going through a tough time and don’t know what we are doing, we become fearful. It presents itself in different ways—we may doubt our abilities, our goals, our purpose. When we begin to sink much like Peter did, Jesus reaches out for us. He will not leave or forsake us.

         When we tune out the fears and doubts and focus on Jesus, we are able to accomplish far more than we thought we were ever capable of. His power and glory tend to fade all the worries and doubts away because, simply put, when we are in step with the spirit, we can have confidence that the Lord will lead us where we need to go. When we abide in the Lord and learn to recognize His voice, we can have confidence in our decisions which are guided by prayer and peace which comes from the Holy Spirit alone.

         So, in the end, the phrase, “You Got This” does not really mean you have it at all. It reminds us that through the Holy Spirit, we can have confidence and joy because He will guide us where we need to go. He is in control of every situation thrown our way. “You got this” simply because He’s got this.


         “Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!” –Luke 12:24, English Standard Version.

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