“For with God nothing shall be impossible.” Luke 1:37
Many things in life seem impossible, until someone actually does it. From walking on the moon, to becoming the first Black President of the United States of America, many achievements that we celebrate today, initially were incubated by doubt. And if the truth be told, doubt doesn’t only come from spectators – doubt sometimes comes from the one who has set out to do what seems impossible.
Luke 1:37 is part of a conversation that an angel was having with Mary, the mother of Jesus. Mary was just informed by the angel that she was chosen by God to give birth to the promised Messiah, Jesus. Mary’s response to the news was that it was impossible for her to become pregnant, because she was a virgin. The angel goes on to explain that she will be overcome by the Holy Spirit, and that she will give birth to Jesus, “For with God nothing shall be impossible (Luke 1:37).”
So what is stopping you from doing the impossible?
Are you depending solely on your own strength, knowledge, and ability? Of course, there is nothing wrong with being confident in your abilities. James 2:26 tells us that faith without works is dead. So your works —your abilities— are necessary. But so is your faith. Your faith in God is what will extend your limitations, broaden your boundaries, and expand your capacity.
Are you listening to the fears, or insecurities of others? It’s usually easy to discern when someone is telling you that your goal is impossible because they do not want to see you experience success. But what do you do when those who do have your best interest at heart, encourage you to remain stagnated because they don’t want to see you fail? You stand firmly on Isaiah 55:11 which states “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” The surety of God’s word far outweighs the concern and logic of loved ones.
So again, what is stopping you from doing the impossible? God is ready to perform the impossible in you, and through you. All you have to do is receive.
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