Every once in a blue moon, we all face something that seems to be impossible. But what if I told you it can be done?
Moses parted a sea, Joshua made the sun and moon stand still, Gideon conquered a massive army with merely 300 men, and David defeated a giant with a little rock. Whatever it is, it can be done when God’s hand is on it.
A few years ago, my family and I were at a birthday party. As dawn fell upon us and crickets started to chirp, our children along with others played in the homeowner’s backyard. All the adults sat together on the back patio conversing.
As we discussed different topics, a man in the group mentioned that he wanted to send his daughters to a Christian school, but in discouragement, he said it couldn’t be done. I asked him, “Why not?” He then began to explain that it was because of finances, or the lack thereof. I responded with, “So what. God can get your girls into a private Christian school. Just ask Him, believe it, sit back and let Jesus do the work,”
Would you believe that that was all this father needed to hear? His response was, “Okay, my girls are gonna go to a private Christian school and God’s going to make it happen!” My husband and I never saw this man again, but I recently heard from a close friend that he and his wife soon thereafter opened a family restaurant, and now their daughters currently attend a Christian school.
A seed was planted. Words of truth were spoken. Faith and expectation converged. There is absolutely nothing God cannot do (except for lie). There are things He will not do, but there is nothing He cannot do. Whatever it is, it can be done.
Boldly Speak and Boldly Believe
Around five years ago, one of my best friends, Stacy, became pregnant with her and her husband’s third child. When it was time to find out the baby’s gender, not only did the doctor tell them they were having a boy, but they also said that he was missing a vermis and had a condition called Dandy-Walker syndrome. She refused to accept the diagnosis.
Stacy called me while my family and I were on a Maine vacation with my in-laws, and asked for me to pray. I did. A small number of people around her treated her as if it was the end of the world, as the doctors said her son would be mentally ill, severely delayed, and wouldn’t talk or walk until further along in his childhood. They also consistently urged her to terminate her pregnancy (she was five months pregnant), but she refused to, in her words to the doctor, “murder my son!”
To make a long story short, a few days after that doctor’s visit, she went to her church in Connecticut and 100 women laid their hands on her and her belly. They began to pray and prophecy life over her and her child. Continuing to speak scripture, life, and health over her unborn son, the very next time she went to the doctor’s office for an ultrasound, she overheard two doctors describing the parts of the brain they were seeing, saying, “…and there’s the vermis.” Wow!
Her son Josiah was born completely healthy. He ended up walking, and talking extremely early and is a highly intelligent, happy toddler. Therefore, whatever it is, it can be done! No matter what the worldview may say or convince you of.
When you give your life to Jesus, your old self dies, and you become new in the Lord. With that, God commands us not to be conformed to this world but to be transformed by the renewal of our mind. Our minds must be renewed. We can no longer think the same. We can no longer be the same. As my friend Nancy likes to say, “I’m not of this world. I’m apart of the Kingdom!”
Know Who You Are In Christ
Another factor is knowing who you are in Christ. If you know who are in Christ, you can stand on the Word of God and what He says about you and your future (this is why it is important to know scripture). If you have given your life to Jesus, you are adopted into the royal family of God; therefore, you have the great honor of being His son or daughter. With that comes magnificent benefits. He urges you not to forget them because you will need them to utilize them at some point.
I like to compare the benefits we have in Christ to any type of insurance. The majority of insurance holders only know the basics and bare minimum of their benefits in total, but then there’s so much more than they don’t know that they have. The same seems to be for the children of God.
If you don’t forget your benefits, you know and understand the authority and upper hand you have in many situations.
“I can do all things through Christ” is not just a cute, passable piece of scripture. This statement runs deep, as it brings to the surface that there are things we cannot do on our own, no matter how hard we try, because we’re mere humans in a fallen world. But then we see the “through Christ” in there, and come to the understanding that there are some things that only God can do, without our hands in the way.
Overall, with God, whatever it is, it can be done.