5 Keys To Walking Through Your Impossibles

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Realities are a part of life.  Car payments, medical bills, doctor’s reports, and lay off notices.  Things that burden us or cause us heartache.  Things that we have no human control over.

There are also the realities of wanting more, bigger, better, or the best for our lives.  The realities of our dreams.  “Wouldn’t it be nice if…” or “I would love to ________ one day.” These dreams are often deflated by the realities of our finances, time or circumstances.

Blindfolded

One morning while getting ready to go to school and teach, my husband walks in and starts a conversation.  One thing led to another.  Soon enough, I was worried that my husband’s PhD internship was about to come to an end and he wouldn’t have a job. I began planning what I could do to make more money.  I could teach school then teach private piano lessons after done with school.  This stressed me out.

During my 30 minute communte I went into panic mode.  Immediately, the Lord halted my thoughts and spoke to my heart.  He brought the story of Elijah being fed by ravens (found in 1 Kings 17) to mind.  Then the Lord said “Blindfold yourself.”  I realized at that moment that I was trying to figure out everything on my own while God had a plan to fulfill His promises for us.

It was January 2009 when God told me to be “blindfolded.”  I obeyed His voice and began walking in faith.  Believing God for the impossible.  No jobs.  Not enough income. No hope could be seen.

Then in May 2009, I asked the Lord for Robert to be offered a job.  The Lord said I could take off my blindfold.  While we didn’t have a job, I had an overwhelming peace.  I knew that God was going to provide.  I did not waver.  I did not doubt.  I stood in the fullness of faith.

Then six months later, Robert was offered a full time position!  The Lord showed up, showed off, and strengthened my faith along the way.  Robert and I stood in fullness of faith.  While all signs were telling us to try something else, God had a plan.  He provided Robert with an interview, and then with the job.  Nothing we could do in our own power.  God become the possible in our impossible situation.

Don’t Give Up

In Romans 4, Paul talks about a man of faith–Abraham. Abraham was told that he would be the father of many nations.  That sounds great except that the human circumstances were impossible.  Abraham’s body was extremely old, and his wife, Sarah, was well passed child-bearing years.  How in the world were they going to get pregnant?  Not only get pregnant but be the father of many nations?!

Paul says that “without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead…and Sarah’s womb was also dead.  YET he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being FULLY PERSUADED that God had power to do what he had promised” Romans 4:19-21.  Whew!  What a man of faith!

You might be standing face to face with the impossible.  You cannot seem to get through it, around it, under it, or over it.  It seems as if you are at a dead end.  All hope is gone.  You’re about to just give up.

5 Keys To Walking Through Your Impossibles

Don’t give up!  You have a God that is the master of the impossible!  Decide today that you are going walk in the faith of Abraham.  Follow these 5 keys to walking through your impossibles:

1) Stay strong in your faith.  It says that “without weakening in his faith.” Abraham did not weaken in his faith but decided to look his circumstances head on.

2) Face the facts. Abraham did not weaken in his faith, but faced the fact that his body was as good as dead.  Sarah’s womb was also dead.  These are not good circumstances to get pregnant in.  Yet, Abraham faced it.  Are you hiding from your facts?  Face your circumstances, your realities, your facts.

3) Do not waver. To waver: to vacillate irresolutely between choices: fluctuate in opinion, allegiance, or direction.  Are you going back and forth between what God says and what your circumstances say?  Decide today that you are only going to stand in what God says.  Standing on His promises.  And His promises alone.

4) Give glory to God.  Don’t wait until you have received the promise to glorify the Lord.  Let everything that comes out of your mouth regarding your situation bring glory to Him.  Glorify Him before you receive the fulfilled promise.

5) Be fully persuaded.  Persuaded: to move by argument, entreaty, or expostulation to a belief, position, or course of action.  Are you better at persuading yourself as to why it can’t happen?  Or are you better at being persuaded as to why it will happen, with God?  Be fully persuaded that God has the power to do it.

So before you jump into your pit of unbelief, shift your mindset today: Stay strong in your faith, face the facts, do not waver, give glory to God, and be fully persuaded.  God is the God of the impossible.  Those that stand in faith like Abraham are the ones that will be blessed with the best of promises.

Question: Was there a time when you stood in faith like Abraham and saw the impossible happen?  Tell us about it.

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