I’ve shared previously how my family and I ventured to take road trips across the United States. Following is an account from our adventure this summer: Family of 5. 4 flights. Passports in tow as we step out of the country for the first time. 4 pieces of luggage plus bags to carry on. 2 whole weeks. Cramming it all into non mini-van type vehicles. And checking the bags, which are hopefully the correct weight.
Being entrusted with the joy of packing our family’s belongings for our trips, I have learned the fine craft of folding and packaging so that everything we need fits .. somehow. So imagine my dilemma when my children received beautiful, yet big and bulky gifts for us to take home. What’s a girl to do??
The task seemed insurmountable. I tried rearrangements in each piece of luggage. No luck. Each attempt left me with a pile of clothes that still needed to go somewhere. What if I just opened the gifts and packaged the toys alone? That idea was quickly tossed when I realized that the toys would get crushed. Maybe I should just ship the gifts instead? But, there wasn’t enough time to do that before catching our flight. As far as I as concerned, this became mission impossible.
I voiced my worries to my husband. Wholeheartedly, he expressed his vote of confidence in me that I would be able to pack it somehow. His comment empowered me. So I decided to put the gifts aside temporarily and just start packing. Before I knew it, everything was in its place and then, voila! I realized I could stack some things on top of each other and fit the gifts in after all. What a relief!
When King Asa began his rule of Judah in 2 Chronicles 14, he was faced with quite an undertaking. Removing pagan altars. Commanding the people to seek the Lord. Building up the city so it is fortified. Fighting enemies. Keeping the peace. Where does one begin? How does one get it all done?
We find the answer in verse 11 when he called on God and said, “Lord, there is no one like You to help … Help us, O Lord our God, for you we rely on you”. Then, we see in 2 Chronicles 15:7 how King Asa was encouraged by the words from the Spirit of God: “… be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” The rest of this chapter reveals how he took courage and accomplished every task set before him.
What impossible assignment is on your plate today? Take heart my friend because His Words assures us that “With God all things are possible.” You can accomplish your tasks by:
- Asking God for help.
- Trusting in Him.
- Being still to to hear God’s voice.
- Being empowered by His truth and strengthened to make it mission possible.