One of my Old Testament heroes is Abraham. I personally have gained so much wisdom and insight from his example of facing the impossible. It has helped me through the trials that I face.
Abraham did not consider the implications of the impossibility he faced. The word consider means to ponder or think about. Abraham did not mentally dialogue about his situation. He never gave the deadness of his body, nor that of Sarah’s, any mental real estate. He kept his focus on the Lord.
In our eyes, impossibilities loom before us like tall mountains. They block our goals. They are obstacles on our path. Yet, in God’s economy, they are essential. He uses our impossibilities to strengthen our faith.
Every impossibility is strategically placed in our lives by the Lord. In fact, they are divinely orchestrated. Everything that he allows has his purpose indelibly written in it. If we never faced things that we could not conquer on our own, our faith would shrivel. Let us not forget that through them, the Lord expands our faith as we learn to lean upon him for the strength to endure.
Father God, I ask you to open our eyes to see beyond the obstacles of our impossibilities. Help us to be more like Abraham. May we cease to mentally dialogue with our impossibilities. Thank you for the examples you give us in your Word so that we too can endure for your glory. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Throughout This Day: Prepare yourself to encounter the next impossible situation to come your way by deciding beforehand how you will react. Will you try to figure it out on your own, or turn to God and invite him to guide you step by step in the way of faithful obedience?
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