What do you do when something seems impossible? Do you throw in the towel and walk away? Or do you look at it as an opportunity? Do you like a good challenge?
I remember the day God called me to step into the fight against human sex trafficking in America. I thought I’d lost my mind. Surely, God didn’t just tell me I was going to become a voice for this issue. What could possibly qualify me to speak out against this issue? His answer was loud and clear,
How do you argue with that? Then I tried the whole who is going to listen to me approach that Moses used and it didn’t work any better for me than it did Moses [Exodus 3:4-22].
God never looks for people who are qualified, ready, able and willing to do a job. There would be no need for God if those He called were able to accomplish what He asked them to do. Yet, take someone who has no public speaking experience and factor God into the mix and BAM, you go from impossible to possible [Exodus 4:18-14:31]. He qualifies the called [Hebrews 13:20-21]. And He doesn’t always do it like we would [Isaiah 55:8].
In Joshua 6:1-21 we read about Joshua being given battle plans for taking the city of Jericho. Joshua was an experienced warrior for the Lord. He’d been in battle before and been victorious, but this time, God had a different approach He wanted Joshua to take. Can’t you imagine the conversation?
Okay, Joshua, this is how you’re going to take the city. For six days, I want you to march around the city once a day and don’t make a sound. Then, on the seventh day, I want you to march around the city seven times with the priests blowing their trumpets. At the end of the seventh lap, have all the people shout, then the walls to the city will fall and the city will be yours.”
Can’t you just see Joshua’s confusion?
Umm, you want us to what? March seven times, shout, and what?
It must have seemed not only crazy, but downright impossible. How in the world can marching and shouting cause a city to collapse? On their own, it would have been impossible for Joshua and the Israelites to do it, but with God factored in, the impossible becomes possible.
Luke 1:37 clearly states,
For nothing is impossible with God.”
In Matthew 19:26, Jesus said,
With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
What impossibility are you facing today? Do you see any way of making it possible on your own? What arguments are you using to keep you from moving forward? Share them here.
God is waiting for your invitation to step into the
situation and change it from impossible to possible.
Thanks for this. So needed it today. Some days I feel as though I am going against the flow and I am the only Pioneer paving the way with a different perspective.
Juli, thank YOU for your words of encouragement. Stay strong as you make a path for others to follow!