I’m noticing a theme lately in my quiet time with God:
“Pray and believe for the impossible.” Now that may sound amazing but to be honest, it’s a little bit daunting. Believing for the impossible requires us to risk disappointment and discouragement.
Here is the funny thing. Yesterday, I was ranting to my fellow teachers how frustrating it is that parents want to protect their children from all forms of failure and rejection. (You should see my accommodations list.) But falling sometimes is necessary. Risk taking is necessary to grow, to succeed. As parents we shouldn’t protect our children failing but we should teach them how to bounce back, how to overcome.
Well, my Heavenly Father is applying that technique with me, His daughter. Take a risk, Melissa. Pray for the impossible. And if things don’t work out like you envisioned, it’s okay. I’ll be there to pick you up, kiss your boo-boo, and send you back in the game. I’ll coach you to a win. I’ll heal your heart when you are disappointed. I’ll give you courage when you are discouraged. Take a risk. Pray for the impossible. Believe for the impossible. Together, you and I will overcome.
“You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.””
Matthew 21:22 NLT