Doing the Possible

Everyone can do the possible. You don’t hear much of that today, but everyone can do the possible.

Often times, we think God has called us to do the impossible and we forget that He is the God of the impossible If we will learn to just do the possible, which is what we can do, God will do the impossible which only He can do. God never asks us to do anything we can’t do but it takes a life of total dependence on Him and His Word. I truly believe if we couldn't do it, He wouldn't ask us to do it. If we haven't got it, we can't give it. The enlarging comes when we step out in faith, and do what He asked us to do. He calls us to do the possible, and He will do the impossible.

I believe God is into the little. Too often we look at what God has called us to do and we become overwhelmed by how big it is. In Matthew 17, we read about the story of the disciples who couldn't heal the epileptic boy. They went to Jesus and asked Him, "Why couldn't we heal the boy?" In verse 20, Jesus answered them and said it was because of your unbelief. He went on to say, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

You see, God is not necessarily looking for great faith, the little would have been enough in this situation. Do you have a little bit of faith today?

Mark 4:30–32
Jesus declared that the Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed which, when it is on the ground, is smaller than all the seeds. However, when sown has the capability of becoming greater than all the rest.

There were times when I became so intimidated by  the enormity of the assignment that I ended up doing very little to nothing at all. What I was doing was focusing on the harvest instead looking at the seed and planting it. 

We look at the vastness of the harvest (the need) and compare it to the smallness of our seed (our resources and qualifications) and we shout, "There's no way!" How many times have we given up before we ever tried?

Its important for you to understand the seed looks very different from the harvest. We hear in our hearts:

"I want you to be debt-free,"

"I want you to impact that neighborhood,"

"I want you to build a new building," or

"I want you to start that new business."

We need to know what the end is, but if all we look at is all of our bills, or the overwhelming needs around us, or the amount of resources we need, or the state of the economy, we will miss the "possible" of what we can do today.

Identify the possible and do it so that God can do the impossible!

Have you ever heard the phrase "Little is much when God is in it?" If God spoke a word to you, then His word to you becomes a seed. That seed is the potential of a great harvest. You may think, "It doesn't seem like a great word." Remember, Little is much when God is in it. Do the possible and He will do the impossible.

My prayer for you is that the spirit of "I can do that!" will come upon you like never before. Say it out loud right now as you're reading this. "I CAN DO THAT!" Get used to hearing yourself saying it.

Remember God only asks us to do the possible.
Love your wife - "I can do that!"
Love your husband - "I can do that!"
Support your pastor - "I can do that!"
Get to church on time - "I can do that!"
Return your tithes your offerings – "I can do that!"
Reach out to someone in need – "I can do that!"
Get involved and make a difference – "I can do that!"

All those things, and more, are all possible for us to do. The key word here is “do!” We may not do them, but we can if we want to – it is possible.

So many things seem so little and unimportant, but God will do the impossible, if we will do the possible. In fact, I believe we will see God perform more of the impossible if we would simply be willing to do more of the possible.

In John chapter 6, we have the perfect example of how doing the possible opens the door for God to do the impossible. Here we read of the miraculous story of the feeding of the 5,000. In verse 5 and 6, Jesus asks Philip, "'Where shall we buy bread that these may eat?" But this He said to test him but He Himself knew what He would do.

Please understand God always knows what He is going to do. However, He's waiting to see what we are going to do. So, while Philip saw no hope of being able to feed all of these thousands of people (all he saw was the impossible) Andrew came to Him with a young boys lunch of five loaves and two fish. At least someone was thinking outside the box.

The first thing Jesus tells his disciples to do is to make people sit down. Okay, "I can do that," We know then the Jesus blessed the food (the possible) and he gave it back to the disciples and told them to distribute the food (the possible). As they did what they were told (doing the possible), the impossible happened right before their eyes – so much so they had 12 baskets full of food leftover.

The boy released his lunch – "I can do that."
Make the people sit down – "I can do that."
Distribute food – "I can do that."
The miracle of multiplication – God's part. God does that!
12 baskets of food left over – the blessings of having an "I can do that" spirit!

Living by faith places you in the position where God can multiply what you have sown. Whenever faith is involved, doing your part (the possible) releases God to do His part (the impossible)!