Matthew 19:26 – Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
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That’s right, Matthew… I’ve seen the impossible become the possible! I’ve witnessed, first-hand, what God can do! He moved a mountain that I had been standing at the foot of for so long, craning my neck all the way back to try to see to the top of it, but I never quite could. It was a mountain that seemingly I created, yet feared. In my mind’s eye, as I prayed on it… prayed that it would move far away from me, there was a tiny seed of doubt… I prayed on it, but I didn’t really believe that it could be moved. So it stayed there. And it stayed. And it stayed. I’d pray every day for it to move, but that stupid seed was still there, too, and God knew it. He tried to encourage me to crush that seed underfoot, but I had trouble hearing Him over the seed’s intent… doubt.
After nearly a year of staring at the foot of that impossible-to-move mountain, I finally heard God’s loving but firm voice say, “Just crush that seed of doubt and watch what happens. Trust me. Put ALL of your faith in me and what you have believed to be impossible is possible…for me.” So wearing a fabulous pair of boots, I placed that seed of doubt on the concrete and smashed it with my heel into a million pieces. I knelt down, bowed my head, closed my eyes and prayed, thanking Him for His eternal love and faithfulness.
When I opened my eyes and stood up, I saw Him off in the distance carrying that mountain far, far away. God moved that mountain for me as soon as I put all of my faith and trust in Him, and once I did so, I fully expected Him to move it. The moment I crushed that tiny seed of doubt, He blessed me in more ways than I could possibly imagine.
Although faith can move mountains, doubt can create them. I was so tired of having such a stiff neck looking up at that mountain, I had considered pitching a tent at the foot of it and laying flat on the ground as I suspected that I’d be looking up at it forever.
I thank Him for commanding me to shut up and be still for a minute so that I could actually hear His message… to crush the seed of doubt, to put all of my trust and faith in Him so that He could do his job. After all, He IS God and He’s way better at it than I am!
Psalm 46:10 – “Be still and know that I am God”.
~Let Love Lead The Way~ TP