A bright and energetic young boy had a passion for basketball and was inspired by his older brother, whom he longed to beat on the court. He made his high school team but had trouble standing out. In fact, after less than one year he was cut from the varsity team. That boy’s name…Michael Jordan.
An aspiring writer was hired as an editor for the Kansas City star newspaper. Not long after accepting that position, he was fired from it, because he “lacked imagination and was short on ideas.” That man’s name…Walt Disney.
“In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd” – Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote.
An African-American girl was born the daughter of a maid in segregated Mississippi in 1954. She was bounced from home to home, molested repeatedly and got pregnant at the age of 14 as a result of abuse, only to have a still-born child. She was turned away from half-way houses and forced to sleep on the porch when her own mother didn’t want her in the house. That girl’s name…Oprah Winfrey.
As we move through life we will often have the experience of other people telling us what we can or cannot do or who we should or should not be. We always have the choice to believe it… or NOT!
Our incredible way-shower and master-teacher Jesus taught us that, “With God, ALL things are possible.” Jesus’ life and ministry showed again and again how to abide by that promise. In many of his miracles the people around him tried to tell him that he couldn’t do what he intended to do. Each and every time he refused to buy into the judgments and limitations of others and stepped out in faith. When a hungry crowd of 5,000 sat before him and he held in his hands only a small basket carrying a meager amount of food, the disciples insisted that there was not enough. It says in scripture that he “looked up” and prayed a prayer of gratitude. Some think he was looking up to pray to a God in a skyward heaven, but he was, in fact, simply looking away from the appearance of lack so that he could stand on his faith knowing that with God all things are possible. Those 5,000 were fed and there was bounty left over.
True faith is about living life under God’s laws, NOT humanity’s limits. Do you have a dream or a desire in your heart today? Quite often when we have a big dream and share that dream with others we get inundated with all sorts of “evidence” and “facts” about how difficult, or even impossible, that dream is. We have a choice when we are presented with all of that evidence to buy into the illusion of impossibility or to shift our awareness away from false limitations and into the consciousness that there truly are no limits in God.
Step out in faith and follow your dreams and as long as you are dreaming anyway… DREAM BIG! When it comes to the Truth that, with God, ALL things are possible, we have a choice to BELIEVE IT… or not.