Sometimes I think certain things are just not possible for me to do. I try but I just can’t seem to make as much progress as I would like to. I start to think this is impossible. Recently, I struggled to put a drawer back in the refrigerator after cleaning it out. The drawer got stuck and I kept trying to force it back in it’s space, but it was impossible. The final score was Refrigerator: 1 Me: 0   I lost and I didn’t really understand why the drawer I took out would not go back in. I finally gave up because it just didn’t make sense to me.  I stepped back and thought about how living healthy, living financially fit, living spiritually fit and keeping relationships alive at work, home and church can seem impossible to manage at times. It could be like that drawer in my refrigerator and trying to force things back into place is not always the best course to take. Sometimes you have to pull things out, throw away old stuff, and even put things aside for a minute and reconfigure life. I’ve learned to examine myself but never give up, because it seems impossible. I know that with God all things are possible!  


af76fa1e038817477675f2dadc1f421cHave you ever met a hopeful?  I recently met and worked with a hopeful person.  He was training for the 2016 Olympics.  He was focused on the goal, determined to reach it, and full of expectations.   I learned a lesson on hope from him .  I was reminded to stay hopeful, I must remain focused on the eternal rewards.  In Christ I have a sure hope, a blessed hope, a pure hope and a bright hope.    My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and His righteousness.  I am encouraged to build my hopes on eternal things.

I love this message of hope by Max Lucado:  We forget that ‘impossible” is one of God’s favorite words.

What are you hoping for today?