Believing in the “Impossible”

LC

Throughout this whole series, I haven’t said enough about His ability to make the impossible, possible.

How often do we hear the scripture everything is possible for those who believe? A lot, right? But how often do we really, truly believe in those words?

Sometimes, unbelief says that phrase is just for the pages of my Bible, a phrase to speak of His glory in others’ stories, a phrase that’s not for me or my story.

But belief says that phrase IS for me. And for you. For ALL of us.

What we have to remember, though, is that just because God tells us that everything is possible if we believe, it doesn’t mean He’s presenting us with a blank check to get whatever we ask for. He’s still sovereign and all-knowing and good. He still sees parts of the story that we cannot.

So, how should we take that verse? How should it encourage us and spur us on in our faith and our lives?

I wrote the post below a few months ago and wanted to share it with you. It was written from a place of being inspired by the possibilities God orchestrates in our lives. It was written from a place of restlessness, but also excitement and anticipation. God’s possibilities are mysterious, just as we should expect them to be, but no less exciting or amazing. I think when we trustfully dwell in the beauty of that mystery, knowing He can do anything, and being ready to go wherever He calls, then we’re beginning to experience the fullness of that phrase, and the everything that God is capable of.

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That restlessness in your heart may just be a beautiful sign that God is moving in mighty ways. 

God’s been moving in my heart lately — He’s been stirring up dreams and ideas and possibilities — so many that I’m not even sure what to focus on.

At first, I was frustrated, wondering why I felt such restless energy. But then I realized what a gift those stirrings really are. I realized they are a powerful reminder that God is moving and working in my heart and in my life. They are a powerful reminder that He is moving me forward and taking me further in my faith.

I believe in living life with an open heart to the possibilities He has in store.  And I think it’s a blessing that He is faithful to continually reveal new ones — both big and small. 

My favorite quote is “I dwell in possibility” by Emily Dickinson, and it just so happens to be the story behind the name of this blog. My tagline living an inspired life of possibility is a reflection of who the Lord created me to be and how I see the world around me.

It’s how I want to encourage your heart, too. 

I am so thankful that when our faith and hope are anchored in the Lord, the possibilities are truly endless — because anything is possible for those who believe.

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If you have an impossible dream or hope on your heart, I’d love to know about it, so I can join you in prayer. And I hope you know how precious your hopes and dreams are to Him and how many possibilities emerge when we’re walking closely, in faith, with Him.

{image via Lara Casey}

 

::For the month of October, I’m participating in The Nester’s #31Days blog writing challenge. My topic? Big BELIEF. For the next 31 days, I’ll be writing about three main things: 1. BELIEVING in His good plan for my life, 2. BELIEVING in the dreams He’s placed on my heart, and 3.BELIEVING in who He is and what He promises. So, what do you say? Will you join me? Will you open your heart to Him and allow Him to grow your belief over these next 31 days? You can read all my #31Days posts,here.::

 
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