Our church leaders came together for a Christmas celebration last night. The conversation hinged more on where we were going rather than where we have been. We’re called leaders but it seems to me we might as well be called dreamers. A dreamer is able to see beyond what is known, what is familiar, what is comfortable, what is . . . believing there is a future, there is an unseen place to move towards, there is something more to experience . . . where all things are possible.
It takes courage and creativity to believe in the reality of possibilities, refusing to be stuck in what was or could have been yesterday, celebrating the gift of today, anticipating tomorrow, energized with the kind of faith that makes mountains move.
Jesus said: 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” (Matthew 17:20, NIV).
It’s a choice to agree with Jesus and believe nothing is impossible. Yet. Mountains get in the way, blocking the view of what’s ahead. There’s nothing to see but the mountain of impossibilities. So.
It’s a choice to take our eyes off the mountain and focus on Jesus, with faith, even if it’s as small as a mustard seed.
When our focus changes, our perspective changes. When we focus on Jesus, we are able to see possibilities rather than impossibilities.
Dream of what could be, believing the mountains will move.
- Look at the impossibilities around you, the mountains that tower over you.
- Tell the mountains to move through the power of Christ.
- Speak with faith, even if it’s only a mustard-size faith.
- Look forward to the possibilities of tomorrow.
Learning to Kickstart the day, dreaming of what could be, believing mountains will move,
(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)