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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Do the possible . . .

 It never ceases to amaze me how quickly life can change.

One minute, everything is going well and then the next, you receive devastating news that turns things upside down.

Sometimes it can be the lost of a job, loved one, dream, or even a well thought out plan. Whatever it is, the blow can be absolutely crushing.

As I contemplated what I wanted to write about for today's faith article, a commonly stated scripture came to mind:

 “What is impossible for people is possible with God.”
-Luke 18:27

With the launch of so many new projects and the uncertainty of the future, this was just what I needed. 

So many times we (I) try and try to make things happen without seeking God in any of it. We whine about this job, that situation, or that person, but we forget to simply do what we can do. For some reason we think we have to solve our own problems, make our own way, or just make the impossible happen when God just wants us to give it to him. 

Are you guilty of this? I know I am.

Since resigning as a teacher, I've been trying to figure out my path in life. 

Am I going to end up back in a dreadful classroom, doing the same thing six periods of the day over and over?

Am I going to end up working another job that I hate even more simply to make an income?

Or am I simply going to rot in my house, cooking, cleaning, and feeling like I failed at life?

To all of these things I can answer NO with resounding confidence because I believe God's promise to me. I believe that if I do the things that are possible, (building a site, community, writing daily, reaching out to publications, and stepping out in faith) God will do the impossible and open doors that I would have never dreamed of. You see, God is able to do whatever He wants, but sometimes He's just waiting for us to take that step; to do something!

Day by day I see this truth being fulfilled in my life as I take each step of faith. It may not be immediate, but we can never know when God is working behind the scenes on our behalf.

So I urge you, step out and do the possible!!

Apply to the job you think you're not qualified for, you never know what could happen.

Start that business you've always dreamed of.

Pick up the phone and reach out to that estranged person in your life that's been constantly on your heart.

We can never know what will come of our simple willingness to do the possible and allow God to do the impossible until we step out and do something.