Possible, Possibility

<<able to be done, potential>>

This means although there is an element of uncertainty and it might be difficult, it is attainable.

Many things are impossible to humanity but with God all things are possible (Mt 19:26). Spend time with God, talking and listening to Him, allowing Him to impress on you His vision. In humility ask, “What does the Lord say to His servant” (Josh 5:14). As your faith is built up you will see situations from His perspective and declare, “We can certainly do it” (Num 13:30). This comes not from presumption or the conjecture of positive thinking, rather because you understand and have heard what God wants you to do. While we must be realistic and not ignore the obstacles and minimise the potential challenges, we should focus on Who is for us and able to help us reach the goal, and not immobilised with fear by what looms big on the horizon (1 Sam 17:4,11,23,24; Rom 8:31; 1 Jn 4:4).   As shown with his encounter with Goliath, David whose eyes were on the Lord had a perspective of faith in God and with past experience was not intimidated (1 Sam 17:32-34,48-50). Was this his approach to life, "The Lord is with me, I will not be afraid.What can man do to me?" (Ps 118:6).

Any work of God will require us to apply ourselves to the task. There will always be those who say, 'it can’t be done'. Maybe their lives are riddled with such excuses with nothing much to show for their existence on earth. Don’t listen or respond to them, instead pay attention to God, obediently focus on

Hard work and determination can turn                      impossibilities into possibilities

the heavenly vision and do it, then they will realise it has been done with the help of our God (Neh 6:16; Act 26:19). Ensure God is praised for the outcome.

Possibilities may have either positive or negative outcomes so be wise and in tune with the heavenly guide (Mt 10:16). With strong motivation the early inhabitants of the earth started to build the tower of Babel.  God confused their single language to stop further construction because He recognised that "nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them" (Gen 11:4-7). Jesus said, “Everything is possible for those who believe” (Mk 9:23). Build your faith up in God, by reading the Bible and getting it's message firmly fixed in your mind; then step out to do what you believe He has put in your heart. "I can do everything [that He wants of me] through Christ who gives me strength" (Phil 4:13).  A hopeful, optimistic person sees what can be achieved; they go beyond their comfort zone, willing to take a risk to see their dreams become reality considering if nothing is ventured, nothing will be gained. They are prepared to step out and go for it. If it doesn’t work out their faith is not destroyed, they are wiser and tackle the issue with a new approach. The three Israelites said in effect, our God is able to deliver us, but if He doesn’t we are still committed to Him (Dan 3:17,18).

Test the possibilities but be prepared to accept God may have alternative plans. Prior to the cross Jesus prayed, “If it is possible may there be another way to provide salvation. Yet not what I will, but what you will” (Mk 14:36).  Again, the Bible says, “If possible live at peace with everyone”. Explore possibilities and accept realities in the light of the Kingdom of God (Rom 12:18). Jesus warned of false teaching and false miracles that could deceive even true believers will occur (Mk 13:22).

See also: belief/believe, comfort zone, faith, impossible, perspective, positive mental attitude, potential, presumption   

                          

 


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