Making the Impossible Possible


God specializes in making the impossible possible. Jesus Christ told us this in Matthew 19:26. He said that with God all things are possible. Healing, restoration, abundance, wholeness in every area of our lives, fulfilment, happiness, good health, and great relationships; these are just a few of the things that are available to us as sons and daughters of the Most High God. You would think that in the grand scope of things, these wouldn’t be complicated to achieve and possess, but indeed they are. We’re more advanced intellectually than probably any other time in human history. We’ve figured out how to make a technological gadget for just about every inconvenience in life, but when we talk about holding a marriage together for a lifetime, building a successful family life, or preserving our souls with a healthy spiritual relationship with God, some of us have a really tough time.

We’ve made the things that should be easy complicated, and the things that are complicated easy. Through it all, we’ve managed to shortchange ourselves. In Matthew 11:28-31(NLT), Jesus Christ gives us an invitation. He said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” One of the things that we notice right off the bat is that Jesus Christ is a gentleman. He is showing us something about the way in which love behaves. It does not shove or push around. Love is patient and kind. This is the kind of love that he gives. He stands before us with open arms. In Revelation 3:20 (NLT), he said, “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.”

There are two things that are common to every human being. Those two things are life and love. They are inextricably linked, and one cannot be achieved without the other. We learn very quickly that the instinct to live, and not die, is engrained in our makeup. We get up every morning endeavoring to do what we can do to stay alive, but we don’t just want to survive. We want a quality of life that fulfills us; a life where we express ourselves to the fullest, and live at the highest and grandest capacity of which we’re able. We can’t do this without God and His love.

1 John 4:13-16 The Message (MSG) tells us, “13-16 This is how we know we’re living steadily and deeply in him, and he in us: He’s given us life from his life, from his very own Spirit. Also, we’ve seen for ourselves and continue to state openly that the Father sent his Son as Savior of the world. Everyone who confesses that Jesus is God’s Son participates continuously in an intimate relationship with God. We know it so well, we’ve embraced it heart and soul, this love that comes from God.” God created us in His likeness. We’re spiritual beings. We don’t get a pass on a spiritual life. Either we will live it for darkness or live it for the light. The quality of love we put out there solidifies our choice.

A buddy of mine hasn’t yet made up his mind about the Christian walk. In some respects, he thinks Christian men are sort of weak and use God as a crutch. He believes self-effort is the way the go, and that you shouldn’t depend on anyone to do for you what you should be able to do yourself. There are a lot of brothers that feel this way. They don’t start to change their tune until something happens in life that is completely beyond the scope of what they’re capable of handling. It’s a situation that baffles their comprehension and brings them to their knees. In these instances, they will either suffer in the darkness of arrogance or humble themselves before the light of His love, and ask God for help.

An impossible situation requires the help of our God who specializes in the impossible.  In Matthew 11:29, Jesus tells us what to do. He said take my yoke. It’s not a suggestion; it’s a necessity. We need Jesus Christ with every fiber of our being, and he freely offers himself to us. In John 15:5(NLT), he tells us, “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.” If we take his yoke and remain in him, the end result will blow our minds. We’ll be fruitful in life. Everything our hands touch will prosper.

Many people have it twisted. They think it’s their effort, their strength, their intelligence that making things work. Nothing could be further from the truth. Apart from Christ, we can’t make anything work out. It’s God’s grace that allows us to get up every morning and see a new day. He makes it possible for us to have the activity of our limbs and the soundness of mind. These things can disappear in less time than the blink of an eye, but because of the goodness of God, we live to see another day.

Love and life are gifts from God. He has thrown open His arms to us, and He invites us to let Him wrap us so tightly in His love that we become one with Him. When we state openly that the Father sent His only begotten Son as the Savior of the entire world, we open our arms right back and embrace all that He has in store for us. The relationship is one of Him giving love and life, and us accepting it. What makes life complicated is not accepting it. The monkey wrench in the wheel is a lack of trust in God. We saw this from the very beginning with Adam and Eve. They were tricked by the devil, and doubted the truth that God spoke to them. We are extremely intelligent people. Now, more than ever, we can have the kind of relationship with God that He’s always wanted. Let’s not waste this incredible opportunity He’s given us. He has allowed us to grow and evolve mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We’re living proof that He will make the impossible possible, and we can trust Him to always abide by His promises and to be faithful to His Word.■

Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Message. Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002. Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group.

Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

“Making the Impossible Possible” written by JMack. 4theChristianMan.Com© 2018. All rights reserved. All praise and honor to God through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

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