In a comment on Friday’s Catch, one of our Catch members used the phrase “living in the impossible,” and I immediately lit on that as something I could use in my life as a daily challenge. Living by faith would of necessity put me in the realm of the impossible or else faith would not be necessary.
This does not mean that we are regularly healing the sick and raising the dead; it just means we are doing what for us would be impossible without the enabling of the Holy Spirit. It could be something as simple as balancing a checkbook if that is something that is your responsibility that seems beyond you.
To tell you the truth, a good deal of what is required of me these days seems beyond me. That is not a bad thing; it just puts me in the realm of the impossible most of the time, which means I require a daily, moment-by-moment faith in order to carry on. If this isn’t also true for you, you might want to consider whether you might have arranged your life is such a way as to not need faith to live. Please don’t think that by saying this, I am necessarily doing it. I’m simply realizing what a life of faith looks like. It means different things to different people, yet it remains in this way the same for all of us — that God is asking us to do what is beyond the realm of human possibility for us, but what is easy for Him.
So what is that for you? Being a good husband, father, wife or mother… being a good employee… connecting with the needs of those around you… getting outside yourself to see and feel with others… being obedient to God… pulling your own weight… making right what you have done wrong…? The list could go on. Whatever for you is impossible, as long as it is something that needs to be done, it is now within the realm of possibility for you because “with God, all things are possible.”