In Christian circles we often say and sing, “There’s Nothing Our God Cannot Do!” We boldly proclaim this mantra over our lives and use it to bolster our faith. Some of us say it without really believing He will do things for us, we hope it’s true, but aren’t sure. Still we sing and join in on the faith statement with others.
Then the rubber meets the road, so to speak, and real life happens, and our friends say, “God can do anything.” And it feels different. This is the moment that your own personal faith becomes real. I’ve had these moments. I’ve faced all sorts of situations in my 42 years of life and I’ve seen God do really amazing things. I’ve witnessed miracles, I’ve seen Him come through time and time again, but something different occurs when you’ve walked out a really long season of waiting, hoping and believing. Suddenly, the friends that bolstered you with cheers and songs of, “With God all things are possible.” fall silent. What do you do when your struggle or season of waiting on the promise outlasts those around you? That moment when He has confirmed, yet again, that you are on His path for your life, but it’s just taking longer and is harder than expected. This is a pivotal moment, it’s a moment when true character begins to develop because friend, anyone can have faith for a moment, but what I’ve discovered by studying those who have experienced true moves of God that ended up shaping our world, is this….it took time. It took a lot longer than many of us would be comfortable waiting. It took an unrelenting passion to see the exact promise come to fruition.
This is where I am. And here is what I cling to every day. There is in fact one thing that God can’t do….
God can’t lie.
Let that sink in. Have there been things in your life that you are 100% confident that God has spoken over you, yet you still haven’t seen it? Have you received prophetic words that your spirit bore witness to immediately and God confirmed multiple times, but still they haven’t happened yet? Well friends, that’s the time to dig in your heels and hold onto that promise with all your heart.
Multiple times over this last few months, I’ve had opportunity to settle for less, in one way or another. Sometimes, just in my prayers. I would begin to want to pray for lesser things because, well then, we could just get by and that would be good enough. But would it? God didn’t make me for lesser things. In scripture He said I would do greater things. That’s a promise. I believe it.
Faith- believing in things yet unseen. That’s what I have.
Prayer Moment: Do you find yourself taking the easier road after time has passed and things just don’t seem to be working out? From studying revivalist and evangelists of the past, I see that this is one of the main things that separates them from the rest of us. That tenacity. I want that. I want to hold out longer than others. I want to be found seeking with all my heart. I want to be seen as crazy for believing and then watch as God proves Himself, all in the hopes that it will lead at least one other person to fall as in love with Him as I am. I don’t want my fear of a bad reputation to hinder me from following God wherever He chooses to lead me. I’m all in. Are you?
I’m doubling down. I refuse to settle. I will hold onto hope…….until…….
Now to Him Who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21