I have found there are three stages in every great work of God:
First, it is impossible; then it is difficult, then it is done
Are you facing difficulties? Is there something in your life that you do not believe you can overcome? Are you trying to re-write a painful past? Perhaps you are fighting an overwhelming temptation. Maybe your life has not turned out as you planned, and you are battling regret.
There is much hope in remembering God’s mission and his missionary promises. J. Hudson Taylor points out some important truths about walking with God.
- There is no promise that God will not lay a challenge before you that seems too big.
- Walking with God is not a guarantee against difficulties. Life is hard.
- Being on mission with God is never something you do alone. Jesus promised never to leave us.
Take a few minutes to read Acts 1:8. . . You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
God’s promise was that the gospel would reach the ends of the Earth. This was an impossible promise. However, God did it. The fact that you and I are Christians is proof that nothing is impossible when God is on mission.
For sure, life may be difficult, and the challenges seem overwhelming. But, press on and the challenge can soon be marked done.
Lord God in heaven. You are the God of the impossible. You know the challenges of my life – those challenges on the outside and those within. Be gracious to me and give me faith to follow you. . .
Scott Hildreth is the director of the Lewis A. Drummond Center for Great Commission Studies. He frequently speaks on issues of missions, spiritual formation, missiology, and theology. Scott also contributes to SEBTS faculty blog www.betweenthetimes.com