Our Inabilities Are God’s Possibilities…
When God made His promise to Abraham saying, “No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations,” (Genesis 17:5), he had no heir, that is, he had no son. Further, he was ninety-nine years old, and Sarah was about ninety, both well past their childbearing years.
So, how was he ever going to be the father of nations?
But here is the answer. What is impossible to us is possible with God.
This was what Apostle Paul’s pointed out as he continued his argument of faith alone through Abraham’s life.
He said, “‘As it is written: ‘I have made you a father of many nations.’ He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.” (Romans 4:17)
Abraham’s faith was in God alone. His faith was in the all-powerful God who has the power to breathe life where no life exists. Abraham believed that God could give life, make it alive, revitalize, revive, and resurrect the dead. His faith was in the Lord who can create something where nothing exists.
But Abraham’s faith was not just in the promises, but also in the One who is able to keep His promises, and that is no one less than the Lord God Himself.
God is not inhibited by what seems impossible or dead to us. God is not limited by our limitations or our inabilities. What God has promised only He can fulfill and will fulfill because He is God.
When Mary questioned how she could possibly give birth when she never had sex with a man, the angel said, “Nothing is impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37)
So, let’s put our faith in the Lord God and not in what circumstances may dictate, or what we think we can do, because our inabilities are God’s possibilities, and God is a promise-keeping God even when such promises seem impossible.
This is what Paul based the entirety of his mission upon saying, “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13)
Jesus said, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)
Please consider making the following your prayer today and in the days ahead.
“Lord, while I have my limits, you truly are without limits. You are limitless, and as such nothing is out of bounds that You are not capable of doing. Therefore, I ask that you fill me with the strength and courage to do those things that are beyond my capabilities. And for those obstacles that block my forward progress, demolish them so that I can reach the fulness of the potential You have placed within me. Therefore, Lord, I thank you for all that You have done, and I look forward to even more of what You are going to do. AMEN”
God makes the impossible possible.
Take care and God bless
Dennis Lee is the Senior Pastor of Living Waters Fellowship located at 211 West First South, Mesquite, NV., behind ACE Hardware.
Starting this Sunday at 10 a.m., Pastor Dennis’s messages will be building up to Easter.
- Sunday, March 27th: “The Disease Humanity Can’t Cure”
- April 3rd: “Rolling Stones”
- April 10th: “A Resurrected Greeting”
- Easter Sunday: “The Resurrection Difference”
Wednesday Evening Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies begins at 6 p.m. The Women’s Bible Study is looking at the letters of John, and the Men’s Bible study is looking at the Life of David.
Our services can be watched live or at a time best suited for your needs on our YouTube Channel “Mesquite NV Living Waters Fellowship,” or on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Living-Waters-Fellowship-Mesquite-Foursquare-Church-323286096181/
May the Lord bless, and we look forward to seeing you.
2 thoughts on “Our Inabilities Are God’s Possibilities”
Such a reminder that when God calls us, He alone will complete what He has begun in us. Philippians 1:6, “being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;” There are no obstacles that are too big for God to move. Ken and I are learning this first hand in something God has called us to that was put on hold for 2 years due to the pandemic but has recently started up again but with fresh vision of what God wants to do this time. More spiritual attacks have come upon us this year than ever before, most recently through temporarily medical issues for me and a recent injury with Ken. However as we prayed and persevered, God has removed each and every one and is bearing fruit. First the first time in years, we have another couple from our church who has confirmed they are with us in this, many couples we have contacted in the community whom God is ministering to and are now onboard, and now my oldest daughter, whom God not only saved and delivered years ago and has been using her tremendously, but has recently blessed her with a godly man who loves Jesus with all his heart with a deep passion for outreach to souls, whom she has just recently married this year, and now they are being ministered to and are onboard as well. If our eyes are on our inabilities and our obstacles, we will not move forward in God’s call on our lives. If our eyes are on God, He will make the impossible possible to fulfill His purpose in our lives. We just need to be obedient and remember Who it is Who works in us. Philippians 2:13, “For it is God who works in you to will and to act on behalf of His good purpose”
Regarding my first comment, I would also like to add 1 Thessalonians 5:24, “He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.”