Who Defines Impossible?
Thursday, May 05, 2011
I just wrote a comment in the comment column of a fellow sparker who just finished a half marathon with two knee replacements. ( And my comment said this: "I have two recent hip replacements and dream of running, but have been told that it's impossible, but only our fears define impossible.") www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
WE define impossibility by our own limitations that we assign based on what WE determine can or can't be done. I don't know about you, but I serve a God who specializes in the impossible. My own life is a testament to this. (for more of my story, visit my blog, Treasures from Darkness, at www.cynthialottvogel@blo
.) Sometimes the most educated of men and women become limited by their education and forget how to dream. It seems to me that education should open our eyes to what is possible and the vast encroachments the "possible" makes into the "impossible."
Did you know that the flight of the bumblebee is an impossibility according to every law and rule of engineering? The tiny wings should never be able to in any way support the bulky body of the bee and permit it to gain flight. But you know what? No one ever told those bees that they couldn't fly. GOD determined that they can and so they do. The word "IMPOSSIBLE" when assigned to a dream limits and often kills that dream...when we speak our own fears into the heart of someone who has a dream, but calling that dream an impossibility, can assign limitations in the heart of that dreamer that can kill their energy to create, to perform, to accomplish.
I'm a rebel.
When someone tells me something is "impossible" that only makes me even more determined to accomplish it. I've sat in hospitals where educated men spoke their limitations over me; "She's a hopeless, impossible case. She will never be capable of a normal life or even an independent life outside of an institution." "She's hopelessly ill," "Your wife won't live til morning"
I'm here. By the grace and power of God I have a life. Yes, I have illnesses...several of them...but time and time again, God has enabled me to accomplish what men have declared is not within the realm of reason.
Don't limit me with your own fears.
And don't tell me something is impossible....because that will only make me want to do it more.