What does Philippians 4:13 mean? Paul was talking about all the events of his life. He had experienced good times and bad times, yet he learned contentment. He learned to trust God. No matter the circumstance, he could do (handle) all things life threw at him because of the strength of Christ.  An added thought from that verse is that we can accomplish God's will if we will open our lives to Him completely. God will not force us to follow Him. Such would be spiritual abduction. God gives us the freedom to choose. When we choose God in Christ, we choose for the present and for our eternity. The Weight Plate fitness jewelry Christian necklace engraved with Phil 4:13 is a physial reminder of God's promise to all who believe.