And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Hebrews 11:6, NIV
F.B. Meyer, British theologian and Baptist preacher wrote, “We never test the resources of God until we attempt the impossible.”
If you do a quick survey of your life, how many times would you be able to note that you “attempted the impossible?” Perhaps you took a few chances or did some things that were a bit risky, but how often did you have to rely solely on God to move forward? How often would the people around you have thought you were just a bit crazy because what you wanted to do was virtually impossible from their view?
Since we know it doesn’t serve God well for us to stick with the small things, the mundane, the ones that we can do easily, then we must challenge ourselves to seek those things that we know we could not do on our own. If we attempted those things in our humanness, we would fail miserably. The only hope we would have then is if God intervened, stepped up to the plate with us and helped us develop our swing. Only then would we see the ball, the object of our hopes and dreams go sailing high in the sky, over the outfield and on to the victory win.
The challenge ahead of you then is not to simply wonder what is still possible, but to actively seek God’s help to do those things that have been unavailable to you in the past. Seek His help. Have faith in all that He can do. Impossible things will happen.
Lord of the Possible,
Help me to reach higher than I ever have before. Help me to be truly unsatisfied with the commonplace and the ordinary, those things that I can do with my eyes closed and without thinking twice. Help me step up and step out in faith in bigger ways than I’ve ever tried before, totally trusting You for the outcome. I ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen
adapted from my upcoming book, “It’s Still Possible!