Anything worth doing is going to be hard. Impossible, even. The path is full of uncertainties. There will be hard conversations. There are never enough resources. And any sane person would walk away, dodge defeat and choose a battle they could win.
That’s exactly what the Israelite spies learned about the Promised Land God had led them to. Twelve spies confidently marched into the unknown. Two came back with great news and hope for the promised future. The other ten came back and said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.” And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored.
When you face an impossible situation, don’t be surprised that they look stronger than you. Of course they are! Otherwise, it would be easy, a mere step instead of a grand vision.
When you face an impossible situation, don’t size up your strength, your odds of success. Instead, judge the situation against the strength and power of a creative, protective, powerful God. Let Him turn a futile risk into a feasible solution.
God is infamous for leading His people right up to a unclimbable wall, an uncrossable ocean or an unwinnable battle. Thankfully, He’s famous for delivering His people through to the other side.
If you answer God’s call, you will stand at the edge of impossibility more than once. And you’ll have a choice to make… You can justify retreat and spread your logic. Or you can dive in with a reckless surrender and ride the wave of God’s strength.
A sane person would walk away, dodge defeat and choose a battle they could win. But a called person will drive ahead, choosing a battle that can only be won by the God who called them to fight it.
When God enters the equation, impossible is a myth.