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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.

But me??
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"

Screw that.

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.
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    What a come back! Very Powerful thoughts my friend!
    3553 days ago
    You are such an awesome woman!!! You have been through so much and yet you have accomplished much. And oh what you have yet to accomplish!!! Look forward to sharing our dreams of the impossible with each other!!
    3554 days ago
    You are a Rebel! What's that saying? A Rebel with a cause!! Nothing is gonna stop you!!! emoticon
    3554 days ago
  • VXWALL1942
    Dream the impossible dream. Fight the unbeatable foe. Run where the brave dare not go. Yours is whatever you make of it. You have proven it time and time again. How proud you must be!
    3554 days ago
    Missed hearing from you! Hope all is well! emoticon
    3554 days ago
    OH MY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I almost forgot how powerful your blogs are! So glad your back ! You uplift me so much ! emoticon emoticon
    3554 days ago
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    From one Rebel to another ... Nothing is impossible .. I also was not expected to live on several occasions but here I still am ...
    I have fought all the nasayers all my life. So my dear!
    I know where you are coming from .. Keep that attitude up and you will soon be able to be in that garden of yours and exercising along with the rest of us .
    I am having the rest of my toes straightened tomorrow ... so watch out when I heal ... I will be up with the best of you !!
    Love and Hugs Susie emoticon
    3555 days ago
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