Story: Little Tommy was always told at home that he was impossible. At Sunday school, when a teacher asked him what he wanted in life, he said, “When I grow up, I want to be ‘possible’.”
Do you ever feel that way? Does someone who makes you feel impossible? Does your Christian life seem doomed for shallowness, smallness and defeat? Look at this event in the life of Jesus:
Matthew 12:46-47 – While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him. 47 [Someone told him, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, asking to speak to you.”]
Mary and Jesus’ brothers were not there to offer Jesus an invitation to dinner. They were embarrassed about what HE was claiming and what people were saying. “IMPOSSIBLE”, they thought.
Maybe you believe a good Christian life for you is “impossible”, and that faith is for some else? What I can say to you today is, “Good job.”
It was never the big shots who God used. It was always the improbable heroes. It is always those who seem to be “impossibles” that God uses for the greatest possibilities.
Gideon was a coward from a wimpy family, and he was the runt of the bunch. Yet Gideon defeated an innumerable side army of Midianites with 300 men.
Jesus called a motley group of fishermen and tax collectors as disciples. The disciples turned the world upside down and changed it forever.
Paul, a Christian-hater, became the world’s greatest missionary for Christ. He said, “I can do all things THROUGH CHRIST, who is my strength.”
The list goes on: Abraham was a pagan son from a pagan family who worshipped idols. Moses was a son of a slave in Egypt. David was the youngest shepherd boy of Jesse with strong, smart and qualified brothers.
Doubting yourself is a great place to start, but don’t let it stop you from seeking God’s purpose in your life.
Philippians 1:6 – And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
You might feel like an “impossible” today. But guess what?
Luke 18:27 – But he said, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.”
So when you wake up every morning, when you open your Bible for a good word and pray to God, you can say with confidence and faith, “God, make me a ‘possible’ today”.
And then hang on and get ready for a great ride!