Impossible is temporary
Michael A.T. Stewart Communication Specialist/Counselor Licensed Marriage Officer
There was once upon a time when man had no idea of life beyond his immediate space and world. Man did not appreciate what was beyond the horizon. He had never been to the moon, never flew in the open skies, never spoke to others in very far off distance.
Today, that which seemed impossible is common to us today. Going to the moon is like a walk in the park, speaking to someone long distance is done by the smallest child on a cell phone for hours, flying across the world in a jet is done with such ease that people do it just for a meeting or for the kick of it. If you are lucky you can even travel from one part of the globe to the next and see two sunsets in one day.
The impossible became possible. All it took was someone to come along who believed beyond the present circumstances and was able to see the possibilities.
The reason why people give up hope and are despondent is because they only see the impossible.
They can only see their present circumstances.
Those with hope and resolve are those who can see beyond the horizon of their present situation and get a glimpse of what is possible.
The people who contemplate suicide and those who consider killing their children and lovers are people who think that something in their life is impossible. When I read the newspapers and see how many people are suffering and causing others to suffer, I cringe. Why are you living as though you have no hope? Every circumstance in life is temporary, says Les Brown." Suicide is permanent. Why therefore use a permanent solution to solve a temporary problem?"
What is it that you think is impossible in your life? That wayward child can become straight, your addiction can be released from its stronghold, your marriage can turn around from frustration to happiness and your failures can become successes.
A man, called John, in the construction and hardware business, lost all his heavy equipment, his hardware business went bankrupt. He was sixty-two years old. I listened to him as he told his story of having to start life all over again at that age.
Guess what? He refused to allow life to rule his circumstances. He said he was determined to dominate his circumstances. Three years have since past and he already is well back on his feet financially and his spirit is jovial and infectious.
I read of a story of a man who was rock climbing and a huge rock dislodged and fell on him pinning him to the ground. His hand was broken and under the rock for two days. He was losing hope of being rescued. Finally, he felt that his wife and children were too dear to him to settle for death in this condition. He mustered what remaining strength he had and broke away from beneath the rock leaving his lower arm below it. He stumbled his way to safety.
His situation was only impossible temporarily.
If you want to see the possible then change the way you see things. It is the negative conversation in your head that makes you think impossible when you need to think possibilities. Remember not every possibility is easy or near. Some are hard and far away but nevertheless possible. You need to discipline your life so you can see and seize what is available. That is why two people will be in a class, one fails and the other passes. Two people will live in a community, one is happy and the other is frustrated. Two people will be in business, one closes permanently and other re-opens. Two people are in a relationship, one is heart broken and lives in bitterness and the other recovers and loves again.
Start speaking positively to yourself, even if you don't see it yet. That is what faith is about. It is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. When you believe it and see it in your faith you will see it with your eyes. What is impossible with man is possible with God. Never forget that.
Thank God you are not the way you were, thank God that you don't have to stay the way you are and thank God you can be what you want to be.
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