But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)
One day I heard someone say, “Yes, it is true. With God all things are possible. But we need to realize, God does not choose to do all things!”
CONSIDER how we so often find ourselves wanting things, or perhaps setting out on a “mission impossible” without consulting with God nor perhaps feeling that it is necessary, because with God all things are possible. We have been given the green light to attempt and expect even the impossible. Unfortunately, as we also painfully discover, such an attitude is headed for disappointments.
The key words here are with God. God can do all things and we can do all things, even the impossible, if we are with God. It is not for us to choose what should be done, even though a thousand things around us cry out for us to do them. It is for us to discover what God has chosen to be done, and then do it and accept it.
When we are doing the things God has chosen for us to do, then and only then do we truly receive the power to do all things. However, we must be in prayerful search of the things God is about and chooses for us to be about.
Thank You, Dear God, for allowing us to be a part of Your divine plan. Choose the work to be done, yes, even the impossible, and may we prayerfully undertake the task You set before us. Amen.
Rev. Wendell Mettey