THE IMPOSSIBLE MADE POSSIBLE

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THE IMPOSSIBLE MADE POSSIBLE

BLOG POST #36

 

Perspective

Numbers 13:33 - "We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.

"The way we see the problem, is the problem" - Stephen R. Covey

In Numbers 13 - Israel had been brought out of Egypt and had sent scouts into the land that God promised Abraham. When the scouts got back, 10 out of the 12 thought it would be impossible to take the land. They thought themselves too small, they measured themselves then the task ahead and said it was impossible.

The other 2 scouts were Joshua and Caleb and what they reported is recorded in Numbers 14:5-9 "Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had explored the land, tore their clothes and said to the entire Israelite assembly, “The land we passed through and explored is exceedingly good. If the Lord is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us. Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will devour them. Their protection is gone, but the Lord is with us. Do not be afraid of them.”

Joshua and Caleb saw it from a different perspective. They did not deny that the giants were huge but instead place a greater emphasis on God's ability and not their own. Of that generation of Israelites, Joshua and Caleb were the only ones who possessed their share of the promised land.

Application: Let's say I am driving somewhere and I type the destination into the GPS and it says that my destination is 150 miles away by car. Now I can ask Siri for the distance to my destination and her response might be "75 miles as the crow flies." Now is it 150 miles or 75? The answer is: both are right depending on how I choose to get to my destination. The crow can take a direct path to the destination because of it's ability to travel above the typical obstructions a car would have to drive around. If I found a way to fly I would shorten the distance to my destination by 75 miles. My point is, what is impossible on one level is possible on another.

God operates at the highest level. When God walked the Earth he said this in Matthew 19:26 "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." So if you find yourself facing something that is impossible, shift gears and see if God can handle it.