I hate to hear someone make the statement, “That’s IMPOSSIBLE!” I know hate is a strong word, but I really do hate hearing anyone say the word “impossible”. Exactly who determines and defines what is possible or impossible? Just sit and ponder that a few moments.
Just because something has never been done before, does not automatically mean it cannot be done. It essentially means someone has not yet ventured out with a purpose and a plan to do it. Perhaps you are the very one God created to design the next new product, to invent the next new invention, or to solve a seemingly unsolvable problem. You are the one God created to do what the world says cannot be done. The pioneer unction inside of you is ready to create a path and forge ahead into unchartered waters. But a word of wisdom – I wouldn’t try it alone. The very One that made you and gave you that passion and desire to make things happen should always remain first in all your ventures. God made you, and He knows the plans for your life. When you partner with God, it removes all impossibilities out of the equation. All limitations and stipulations are removed when you have a relationship ‘with God.’ Your Creator is the only One who enables you to create. Divine inspiration originates from Him.
It really is impossible for something to be impossible! The Word of God gives us this assurance and truth in three similar scriptures.
Matthew 19:26 – Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (NIV)
Mark 10:27 – Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” (NIV)
Luke 18:27 – Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” (NIV)
There is a great book which I read several years ago entitled, “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. It was first published in 1937. Since that time over 15 million copies have been sold worldwide. Napoleon Hill was born in rural Virginia in 1883. He became an orphan at an early age. He overcame extreme poverty and against all odds he received a formal education. This classic written work showcases his brilliant school of thought. His writing motivates the reader to strive for the impossible which is always obtainable when you purpose in your heart to believe and have faith. I think the opening line of his book speaks volumes – “Truly, ‘thoughts are things,’ and powerful things at that, when mixed with purpose, persistence, and a burning desire for their translation into riches or other material objects.” (Hill, 1937).
The following verse is also from Hill’s book, “Think and Grow Rich.” I believe it captures perfectly what can be achieved when you vanish “impossible” thoughts from your mind.
If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don’t
If you like to win, but you think you can’t,
It is almost certain you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a person’s will–
It’s all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You’ve got to think high to rise.
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man
But soon or late the one who wins
Is the one WHO THINKS HE CAN!
So eliminate the word impossible out of your vocabulary. You won’t need it where you’re going. Stay focused on God, walk with Him, believe it can happen for you, and the possibilities are endless.