Devotion for February 8, 2021

“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.'” (Mark 10:27)

When you label something as being “impossible”, three things happen:

  1. By giving in to the fear of failure you kill your own faith and motivation.
  2. You risk settling for less than God wants you to have.
  3. By excluding God from the equation you cut yourself off from the greatest power in the universe.

When oil prices went through the roof in the 1970s, car manufacturers were ordered to build more fuel-efficient cars. One manufacturer asked a group of senior engineers to drastically reduce the weight of the cars they were designing. They worked on the problem and searched for solutions, but they finally concluded that making lighter cars couldn’t be done, would be too expensive, and would present too many safety concerns. What was the car manufacturers’ solution? They gave the problem to a group of less experienced engineers, and the new group found ways to reduce the weight of the companies’ cars by hundreds of pounds. Why? Because they believed solving the problem was possible — and it was. Every time you remove the label of impossible from a task, and include God in it, you raise your potential from “average” to “off-the-charts”.

George Bernard Shaw said, “Some men see things as they are and say, ‘Why?’ I dream of things that never were and say, ‘Why not?'” Jesus said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.” In the natural world, you may not be able to accomplish it. But when you step into the realm of the supernatural, God adds His “super” to your “natural”, and what seems impossible becomes possible.

Heavenly Father, help me see things that seem impossible to be possible because of You. Broaden my thinking. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Pastor Mike

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