With God Nothing is Impossible

With God Nothing is Impossible

At one point when Jesus was speaking He said, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Mark 9:23

There now those who are out there calling themselves Christians and teaching the Word of God that have taken on slogan from the secular self-help movement: “If you can conceive it and believe it, you can achieve it!” This is crazy, it says if you can see yourself as an astronaut or a star player in the NBA, and believe it with all your heart, you will get that! Do you really think this is true?

The answer for most adults is “No.”

There is something good in this thought and that is it encourages us not to limit ourselves or God.  The thing that’s wrong with this approach is that it misapplies the words of Jesus.  For example, a corollary of Jesus’ words in Mark 9:23 is that “all things are possible for (God)”—words Jesus spoke on the night of His arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane (Mark 14:36).  Jesus believed it was possible for Him not to go to the cross, and He also believed it was possible for God to keep Him from that suffering.  Yet He went to the cross anyway.

Our desires and wants need to be in line with the will of God.  The closer you get to God the more your desires and wants will line up with His, and that is when you can see the impossible happen. That’s how Jesus lived His life and how He taught His disciples to live (John 5:30).

If God tells you something will be or to follow a certain path, don’t hesitate because it will be. God will usually give you things you must do, but don’t worry it is not your doing that will make it happen or make it fail, God is in control and our part is about growth for us.  If you want something first check the Bible to make sure it lines up with Biblical teaching and the pray and ask God if this is something that He approves of?  He will let you know, but you must be willing to accept an answer that you may not want. When our lives are lived in obedience to God’s will, nothing is impossible.  Dream big—but dream biblically!

 

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