I believe what I think I saw, what I think I heard, what someone kinda said, what I made up in my own mind and made decisions on half of anything and everything…sight, sound and self fabricated.
Which makes the Christian life so difficult at times.
Because it is lived out only by faith.
It is quite possible that my greatest days are behind me.
It is quite impossible that my greatest days are ahead of me.
And it is the impossibility of my future that I choose to believe.
The masses believe in and follow the probable.
I want to believe in and follow the improbable.
That which seems hopeless.
That which likely has a “snowball’s chance” of happening.
If you are like me, you may feel extremely isolated at times from mainstream thinking, or even those voices which surround your life can be so loud they drown out the quiet voice within you that says, “Keep going.”
I can only hope that the impossible and improbable things I have stored up in my heart are quite possible and probable for the plan God has for my life.
“I” is not my favorite word.
Actually the word “you” is one of my favorites, and I desire for my vulnerability today to cause you to hold on to the impossible and improbable promises that God has placed in your own heart for your own future, for your family and for those around you.
“What is impossible with man is possible with God.” Luke 18:27
I asked God just last night, “Why in the world would you give me compassion for people, passion for You and Your Word, all these thoughts, presentation ideas, and have no outlet for any of it?”
It seems like such a wasted effort and a vain attempt at making a difference.
It seems impossible for me at fifty five years old, with little monetary resources and no platform to make any difference whatsoever in this world.
It was as though God said to me, “That makes you perfect for me to use. You are old enough with experience to validate what you are saying and writing, you have no self made resources, which means you are solely dependent upon me, and not having a current platform allows you to listen to my voice and not the voices of men. Your ego we still have to work on, but you are doing better.”
That is when Luke 18:27 came back to me again and again.
Your improbable is God’s probable.
Your impossibility is God’s possibility.
Your no, no and no is God’s yes, yes and yes.
Your imperfect nature lends itself to His perfect plan for your life.
You may be on what you believe to be a highway to nowhere.
God believes you are on a pathway to somewhere.
Maybe all you have is hope at this moment.
And hope for the moment is all any of us need.
If hope is what you do have, then give it away.
On my down days, and I certainly have them, that is when I purpose to give away what little hope I do have, to someone else.
Last week, I was surrounded by thoughts of challenges in my life.
That I was never going to be who I once was, (thank goodness), nor who I am intended to be.
King David had these thoughts all the time.
Read the specific Psalms that David penned.
David was on a lifetime ride of highs and lows.
But in my hopeless moments, on two separate occasions, hope began to rise up in me, and I became confident in that hope.
Here are two excerpts from notes or emails I sent to two individuals at a low moment in my own week.
Take the word, “rush”, out of your vocabulary.
God did not rush when He laid out the plan for your life.
You are being aligned with the very people you have a “divine design” to meet.
What you are supposed to do and where you are supposed to be is headed straight toward you.
Heard a rumor that today is your birthday.
Just think, thirty one years ago today, over 5 billion (at that time), people celebrated your birth.
And even from before that day, God had planned out your life from beginning to end.
And even though life, at times, looks a little upside down, you were born so specifically, so uniquely timed, that if you knew the details of that plan from beginning to end, it would absolutely blow your mind.
“Coincidence”, “fate” and “happenstance” are man made words.
“Divine design”…now those are God made words.
Thirty minutes ago I would not have thought that thirty minutes later I would be writing these words.
Your greatest days are headed straight toward you…as are mine.