I feel like it’s an impossible dream – for lots of reasons.
- I am not remarkable.
- I am too old.
- I don’t have anything unique to offer.
- I don’t have the right connections.
Yet, the Lord’s small quiet voice is relentless.
“Dale, you know what I want you to do because I have placed a deep desire in your heart to do it. And that desire is only growing stronger with time. So why aren’t you doing it?”
I humbly answer, “Lord, if I’m honest with myself and with you, I have to admit that I don’t really believe you can use me this way.”
Do you have doubts, too, that God can use you to accomplish His purposes? We must come to realize that it is about God’s purpose for us. It is about God’s enabling power. We bring what we have to Him and allow Him to work with us and for us to accomplish His purpose.
When Gabriel spoke to Mary about God’s plan for her to become the mother of the Son of the Most High, Mary was perplexed and asked,
“How can this be, since I am a virgin?”Luke 1:34
Gabriel said, “For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1:37
Mary believed and said, “Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38
Elizabeth said of Mary, “Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord.” Luke 1:45
That dream you have – the one you believe is from God – is not impossible. You may have questions and wonder how it will ever happen. But if you take God at His word and step out in faith, He will accomplish His purpose in you, for you, and through you.