A Sense of Possibility
“Jesus said unto him, if you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Mark 9:23 NKJV
One of the main messages the world attempts to have us believe is the message of limitation. Any human who has access to the media has seen or heard the ‘it’s impossible’ message. The devil is behind this lie. We have the power to overcome any false message by the Word of God. If we depend on self-effort, we are on our own. But the possibilities are endless when we include God in every area of our lives.
The responsibility for Christians is to believe in Jesus and to trust His presence in our lives. God’s Word tells us that if we would believe in our hearts and say it in a personal, present-tense way (by faith), it will be done unto us. Jesus gave the truth about life… Believe all things are possible! It is not that we, as Christians, don’t have enough faith or belief in God. But we need to have the right faith response in order to produce amazing results.
All believers in Jesus Christ have access to His faith, but it requires revelation to activate it and see it at work. When we mix faith with belief, the Holy Spirit is activated to bring forth into the natural realm what we hoped for. Believe all things are possible; believe you will have what you say (Mark 11:23); believe whatsoever things you desire, you will receive (Mark 11:24). It’s not a “thing’ that hinders us, annoys us or causes us emotional suffering; it’s what we believe about it. Jesus gave the example; of what we can be like and what we can do by trusting God. Everything Jesus did on earth is our potential, if we believe. Believe, receive and see the glory of God.
To develop a faith concept of our possibilities, we need to take a personal look at any benefit we are receiving by being stuck and not experiencing the joy and peace of the Lord that is available for us now. We put limits on ourselves, not realizing we are putting limits on God. Without revelation of how powerful our Creator, Redeemer is, we decide how powerful He is from our limited perception. It is easy to create God using human concepts instead of realizing we were created in His image.
The Bible says we are the stewards of God’s mysteries (I Corinthians 4:1). A steward is one who cares for the property of another. They take their job seriously and you can count on them. A faithful steward begins to think, speak and act like the owner. Our main responsibility is to be stewards of our thoughts, how we speak and what we focus on. For many, it is a hidden mystery that all things are possible if only we would believe. It is a mystery to think our choice of focus will either bless us or curse us.
It is a mystery that how we believe, think, speak, expect, receive is how our life will transform. If we are not receiving fulfillment, we have the tendency to continue putting our focus and attention on the current state of lack. The devil works with our lack of knowledge. Every person has certain beliefs. We sow seeds out of our beliefs. We sow seeds by our attitudes, motives, the words we speak and by our judgments. What we are experiencing in life today is the result of the seeds we have sown in the past, good or bad.
It is easier to change thought directions back to lack, fear and disappointment than it is to stand fast and see the salvation of the Lord (II Chronicles 20:17). Remembering, believing and saying, “God, You are my source” puts us in a position for receiving His provision, an unlimited state. People and careers or jobs are channels for supply, but behind everything, God is at work blessing us with sufficiency for all things (II Corinthians 9:8). He is always our source!
Understanding that life works by how we believe is to giving up any excuse for the old sin-nature. We have been given power over these things (Luke 10:19). Faith requires that we begin to act like it and talk like it. When the Bible says God will do for us something exceedingly, abundantly above all we can think or ask, it will always be the power that works is us (Ephesians 3:20). The power to do what? The power in us to believe God’s word; learn to speak God’s Word; how to hold fast to your confession (Hebrews 10:23); and how to keep your expectations open for what seems impossible. Jesus Christ never puts limits on a believer (Matthew 17:20). Take time to meditate on God’s Word and focus on speaking God’s Word with boldness (Acts 4:31).