“But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
In 1952 Norman Vincent Peale said in his book The Power of Positive Thinking, “A positive mental attitude is a belief that things are going to turn out well and that you can overcome any kind of trouble or difficulty.” In contrast I believe in God that things will turn out for good (Romans 8:28). In the Bible In One Year App it says about today’s key verse, “This is far more than the power of positive thinking. It is the power of God that makes what seems impossible possible.” And they note another verse “For with God nothing will be impossible.” Luke 1:37.
So for the past year and four months I’ve been waiting on God to tell me what to do regarding employment. Each time I inquire (I am supposed to keep asking, seeking and knocking) He says wait. So I do. But after a candid discussion with my highly intelligent and super sensitive to the Holy Spirit son this morning, maybe God is waiting on me to move before He does.
Let me explain. He was clear that I was supposed to write a book. I know right? Me? That’s what I said too, much like Sarah laughed when God said she was going to have a baby at 90 (she did by the way). I know very little about writing a book or even where to begin. But I tried last year. I connected with a Christian writers website and learned many things. I wrote. In my flesh. Needless to say it’s not worth keeping. I thought I was doing the right thing. When I realized what I was doing through my writings, I just stopped. I let the devil get a foothold. Instead of correcting and editing, I jumped ship.
I’ve continued writing my blog, some. I haven’t even been faithful with that because quite frankly, I lost heart. I began to question and scrutinize every word I wrote and then wished I could take back some that I published. I do pray guys, so very much. All day long actually. But another thing occurred to me today while I was praying is, how much listening are you doing? What can you do for God today instead of what He can do for you?
At the prompting of the Holy Spirit, this is for someone out there today. Whatever God has said for you to do regardless of how crazy it sounds, do it. Do it like David did. Exactly the way God said to. He may only give you enough information for today but He’s still there and will be in the morning to tell you what to do next. Spend time listening friends. God speaks. All of the time. Don’t wait until He has to get your attention. That’s not always comfortable.
I told my girls last night at Bible study that they are more than conquerors. That applies to me as well. If God has called me to it and He still wants me to do it then I will. No more listening to the nay-sayers. I am expecting a miracle here, we can expect extraordinary things from an extraordinary God!
What about you? What is God calling you to do? There is no safer place than in the will of God regardless of what your circumstances look like. Those are really insignificant to the Master of the Universe. He can and will take care of those things, the big ones and the little ones. He’s concerned with them all. He loves you friend and He’s cheering you on to get going. There are no impossibilities with God. You can do this!
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phillipians 4:13