Surprising as it looks, each generation of man seems to have an overwhelmingly larger sect of pessimistic individuals. The world is full of people who would challenge someone’s ability to pursue a set goal. Many would prefer to sit and be comfortable with their zones than to press forward to new frontiers, venturing into unknown territories.
Who said it is not possible to accomplish the unthinkable? Who told you that you’re too ordinary to achieve the extraordinary?
These are the words of the greatest man to have lived on earth, Jesus Christ of Nazareth:
“All things are possible to him who believes” (Mark 9:23).
When the Almighty wanted to give to His chosen people the promised inheritance, as a fulfillment of an oath He made to Abraham, they never believed Him nor what He could accomplish through them. Ten of twelve spies sent to espy the Promised Land came with an evil report which made the entire camp of God’s people wail and mourn.
What was the report?
They told the people: “We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we… The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.” (Numbers 13:31-33 KJV).
They said entire camp of God’s people was incapable of dislodging the occupants of those lands. That was the report of ten pessimistic spies. They said it wasn’t possible. True to their words, it wasn’t possible for them to enter the land; they failed just as they had confessed. They died in the wilderness with all who shared their pessimism; whereas the other two spies who believed in what God was able to do with them entered and inherited the land gloriously.
Unbelief will always set a person up for failure. It put one in a place where failure becomes imminent and inevitable. It diffuses one’s focus and prevents him or her from seeing opportunities for the success of laid-down plans.
Unbelief stifles creativity and kills initiative. It makes a person mentally weak; and more importantly, a weak mind begets a weak body. A weak mental posture makes one physically weak and unable to withstand and endure hardness during the trying times in the pursuit of one’s dreams.
The brain is a very powerful organ of the body, housing the intellect, emotion and will (mind). The believing mind is able to see things others can’t see. It is very creative. It goes deep into the subconscious for solutions to pending problems.
Leonardo Da Vinci drew a sketch of a helicopter in the 15th century, four hundred years before the first airplane flew.
How was this possible?
That’s what the mind is capable of conceiving and achieving. All things are possible to him who believes; a little more endurance, a little more persistence and what seemed a hopeless failure may turn to a glorious success.
The Apostle, Paul, said, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:13 KJV). Of a truth, the body can do anything, just convince the mind. You can do whatever you set your mind to do.
Just believe in God, and in yourself, that the Almighty could do the extraordinary through YOU, as you draw strength from Christ. God is able to make you a sign, and a wonder to your generation, just believe, and abide in His grace!