How is your miracle to happen if you’re not placed ‘where feet may fail’? We have this desire for great things to happen to us but those great things won’t find us in our comfort zones.
I find myself ending this year with the surprise of my life. A surprise I could not have forethought or foreseen.
I am in this strange position of joy and uncertainty. Joy, because I know what’s here and now, I appreciate the work and the privilege and honour that comes with the surprise.
Uncertain…because the challenges are right in front of me, I know them, I see them, they are so real. From the outside in, it is almost impossible for me to appreciate the gift. It’s like finally finding paradise, you know it’s yours but you’ve got to fight the lions to actually possess it.
See, I like when I step forward into something without any idea what challenges are in front of me. It makes it easier for me to deal as it comes.
With the knowledge of what’s ahead of me, I find myself afraid and asking myself ‘is this gift worth it?’ Do I really have to have it? Truth is told I could do without it, but that would mean sharing my bed with mediocrity, normalcy and all things lukewarm.
But I am reminded that great things come from great opposition! Indeed we must be glad when we face opposition because that makes room for something wonderful to unravel in our lives! So let’s take heart and fight on with fervency.
‘Impossible is God’s starting point’.
If you want to start a business, get a higher position at work, bring peace to your family, pursue that love, quit a bad habit, get that degree, work on that marriage (fill in whatever seems impossible to you). Do not be afraid, you have what it takes to walk on water and when your feet fail you will have God’s hand in the midst of that failure, and He will hold onto you and He won’t let go but you have to take the first step. Take the first step by getting away from the shore.
So here I am, acknowledging the realness of these challenges, staring them right in the middle and like David I proclaim my victory ahead of time. I know that something wonderful is coming out of them, and that is going to make for a very good story.
2015 is my year, it is your year and we are going to be BRAVE!
‘Impossible is God’s starting point’ so why are you dreaming for the possible?