Three Steps to Get Through the Impossible

Three Steps to Get Through the Impossible

Through the impossibleDo you know how to get through the impossible? It’s not a question about planning or working hard. It’s a question of knowing Who does the work through you. It’s God’s work to get through the impossible, not yours. Your part is still important though. Here are three steps to show you how to get through the impossible. They go nicely with the words of James Hudson Taylor “There are three stages to every great work of God; first it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done.”

1) IMPOSSIBLE.
First of all, remember this quote by Matthew Henry “Whatever you do, begin with God”. It holds the secret of getting through the impossible. No matter what the impossible problem is, begin with prayer. No matter what your task is, begin with God. This way you invite God into your impossible situation and it makes all the difference. God is the specialist of impossible situations, why wouldn’t you consult him? Why wouldn’t you want God to help you out?

2) DIFFICULT.
When you find difficulties in your work, pray to God. Better yet, pray without ceasing. Because the help is near when you just remember to ask for it. And keep asking until you get it done. Revel in this passage from the Message Bible.

If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who “worry their prayers” are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open. (James 1:5-8, MSG, emphasis added,*)

3) DONE.
When you’ve gotten through the impossible, it is time to give thanks and praise to God the Father who enabled you to get through the impossible. Don’t forget this. Ever. It was not you who got through the impossible. It was God through you. Thank him. Praise him. He is amazing. For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment. (Luke 1:37, AMP,*) And he is your own heavenly Father! Hence, let’s not let difficulties hinder us doing what God has called us to do. Impossible, difficult, done! Thank you, Jesus!

 

Gracious God,
You are truly amazing.
Nothing is impossible for you.
And you call us your children.
Thank you.
We praise you forever and ever.
Come and work in and through us.
Get us through the impossibilities
according to your plan for us.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: How have you gotten through the impossibilities?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you lean on God while you get through the impossible time and time again!

* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses to Biblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.]

Image courtesy of picmonkey.com, design Mari-Anna Stålnacke. Linking up today with Faith-filled Fridays.

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