Impossibly Possible

Jesus looked straight at them and answered, “This is impossible for human beings, but for God everything is possible.”” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭19‬:‭26‬ ‭

Jesus told the disciples that for a rich man to enter Heaven it would be very hard because they wouldn’t want to give their wealth away. The disciples questioned who could be saved. Jesus responded it is only possible for God.

I kept pondering on “the impossibility,”. In my own strength, it is impossible for me to get out of God’s way. It is impossible for me to stay out of my own way. I question too much. I give in to fear and insecurities. I let what I think others want or need hold me back.

As I thought about this, I realized it really isn’t impossible. I just have to trust God, with Him it is impossibly possible. My thoughts turned to David and the Israelite army.

Goliath stood and shouted at the Israelites, “What are you doing there, lined up for battle? I am a Philistine, you slaves of Saul! Choose one of your men to fight me. If he wins and kills me, we will be your slaves; but if I win and kill him, you will be our slaves. Here and now I challenge the Israelite army. I dare you to pick someone to fight me!” When Saul and his men heard this, they were terrified. Goliath challenged the Israelites every morning and evening for forty days. As he was talking with them, Goliath came forward and challenged the Israelites as he had done before. And David heard him. When the Israelites saw Goliath, they ran away in terror. “Look at him!” they said to each other. “Listen to his challenge! King Saul has promised to give a big reward to the man who kills him; the king will also give him his daughter to marry and will not require his father’s family to pay taxes.” David asked the men who were near him, “What will the man get who kills this Philistine and frees Israel from this disgrace? After all, who is this heathen Philistine to defy the army of the living God?” David said to Saul, “Your Majesty, no one should be afraid of this Philistine! I will go and fight him.” “No,” answered Saul. “How could you fight him? You’re just a boy, and he has been a soldier all his life!” “Your Majesty,” David said, “I take care of my father’s sheep. Any time a lion or a bear carries off a lamb, I go after it, attack it, and rescue the lamb. And if the lion or bear turns on me, I grab it by the throat and beat it to death. I have killed lions and bears, and I will do the same to this heathen Philistine, who has defied the army of the living God. The Lord has saved me from lions and bears; he will save me from this Philistine.” “All right,” Saul answered. “Go, and the Lord be with you.””
‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭17‬:‭8‬-‭11‬, ‭16‬, ‭23‬-‭26‬, ‭32‬-‭37

The Israelite army saw Goliath as impossible.
They couldn’t get out of God’s way or their own way either. David on the other hand knew that with God nothing was impossible. He drew on God’s faithfulness in his own experiences.

Why do I get stuck in my thoughts? Thinking that is impossible for me to do the things on my heart. I feel trapped and I know it is because I am looking to me instead of to Him.
I know there is nothing impossible for Him.

David knew what it was like to trust God because He spent years in God’s presence in the fields tending sheep. When I stay in His presence I can hear His voice clearer. When I skimp on my time with Him, I let My own voice, insecurities and fears scream louder than His voice.

I see I am more like the Israelite army. I let other things, other people keep me immobilzed instead of taking a bold stand of faith that with God nothing is impossible. I keep my focus on what I perceive to be the giants before me instead of the God within me.

I read a quote once “Nothing is impossible, the very word says “I’m possible.”” God is the great I Am Possible. I need to let Him be the possible in my life.

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