How to Believe for the Seemingly Impossible

And [Jesus] said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. ~ Luke 18:27

As Christians, we are supposed to be victorious, the head and not the tail, above and not beneath, more than conquerors! We should be successful, healthy, prosperous and blessed, overflowing with joy and peace. So … why aren’t more of us manifesting the promises of God? There are three primary reasons.

One, we don’t really believe it’s possible. Two, we don’t fully believe we deserve it. Or, three … we’re spiritually lazy. All three of those issues are rooted in unbelief.

… If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain … and nothing shall be impossible unto you.  ~ Matt. 17:20

Can I tell you something? You are believing something all the time. If you say, “I don’t believe that”, you just affirmed your belief that what I said was not true. Therefore, you believe that what I said is a lie. That’s your belief, and what you believe to be true is true for you.

If you believe I’m lying, there is probably nothing I can do to convince you that I’m not. If you believe that your life is a mess and there’s no way out, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. You are the prophet of your own life! Your beliefs, supported by the words you speak, create and maintain exactly what you believe in your heart.

A child who has been told most of his life that he is stupid, that he’ll never amount to anything receives those words until he actually believes them. (Faith comes by hearing.) And eventually, he will prove them true because that’s what he believes. Conversely, a child, even one  who struggles with basic skills, can be told repeatedly that she is clever and will always do well … and that child will live up to those beliefs. She will excel to the very best of her ability and beyond.

Hebrews 11:1 says it this way:  faith [belief] is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Your faith is the title deed that what you believe will be true for you. God created us to function by faith. Faith is always working, always producing. But you have the tiller. You control your life with your thoughts and words. If you believe that God won’t do for you what He promised in His Word, that’s exactly how it will be … for you. God is always blessing, always providing, always guiding, but you won’t receive it because you won’t believe it.

So how do you believe for the seemingly impossible? Here are six keys to help you develop mountain-moving faith.

Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. ~ Mark 9:23

Trust The WORD: …With God all things are possible (Matt. 19:26) Do you believe that? Are you willing to stake your life and your dreams on that promise? Are you willing to believe for Divine health, exceeding abundance and overflowing blessing based on His Word?

God created everything! He masterminded the galaxies, planets and solar systems. He created Light from darkness. Divine Mind can accomplish anything, create anything and change anything to fulfill His Word. Jeremiah states that God hastens to perform His Word (1:12). I Kings affirms that there hath not failed one word of all His good promise (8:56). Trust His Word. If God said it and you will believe it and claim it, you can have the result of what He promised.

For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Rom. 8:38-39

Trust His Love:  But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us … (Eph. 2:4) We all know the commandment to love the LORD thy God. But do you, can you really believe that God loves you and wants only the best for you? If you have children, you can begin to comprehend God the Father’s love. No matter what your kids do, you love them and want the best for them. You try to teach them to make good decisions. But even if they don’t, you love them, help them, and encourage them to change. God is the ultimate Parent, infinite Love, patient and merciful. He wants you to succeed. He wants you to be blessed beyond measure. Why? Because He loves you!

Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. ~ Matt. 7:24-25

Build the foundation: For with God nothing shall be impossible. (Luke 1:37) Have you ever been outside in the middle of a strong rainstorm? Not very pleasant, was it? Yet, if you can sit inside by the window, perhaps with a fire burning in the fireplace and a cup of hot cocoa, you can watch that storm with pleasure, knowing you’re safe and secure. The structure around you protects you from the storm and destruction. The same is true of faith.

God sent His Son to reclaim – for you – the dominion He granted Adam. And Jesus, when He finished His mission, gave you the keys to His Kingdom (Matt. 16:19), His own power and authority on earth (Luke 10:19). How do you exercise that authority? Believe it and act like it’s true. Thy Word is Truth (John 17:17).

How do you strengthen your faith? Jesus told Peter, I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not (Luke 22:32). Romans tells us faith comes by hearing (v. 10:17). Pray for wisdom and revelation. Then, write out the verses you are standing on. Read the promises out loud. Often. Every time you say them, think of it as another rock in your foundation of faith. The more rocks you add, the bigger and stronger it gets!

Remember the parable about the two houses, one built on sand, the other on rock. Which house stood through the storms? God’s Word is the rock, the foundation of your faith.

Break the fear: Fear not, believe only … (Luke 8:50) From Abraham to Jairus and the disciples, God’s command is ‘fear not’. Why? Because fear cancels faith. It undermines your strength for believing. When the disciples woke Jesus during the storm on the Sea of Galilee, he asked, “Where is your faith?” In other words, “Why are you afraid? What didn’t you speak to the storm (mountain, problem)?” God delegated the authority and dominion on this earth to man. Jesus told His followers, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth; go ye therefore …” He transferred that power to us, his Body. He gave us His Power of Attorney  to rule, to have dominion, on this earth. You have more power than you know!

Satan is the author of fear, doubt and unbelief. Don’t side with him; stand against him! Believe God’s promises. Faith will always defeat fear, but you have to build your faith, your foundation, until it overpowers and wipes out the fear.

Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. ~ Is. 40:28

Faint Not: … let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. (Gal. 6:9) Patience is a powerful force in the spiritual world. It helps you stand strong, despite the circumstances in your life. It helps you say to yourself and all the forces seemingly arrayed against you, “I don’t care what it looks like, I don’t care how long it takes, I believe God and He will take care of me.”

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword … ~ Heb. 4:12

Swing Your Sword: And take … the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: (Eph. 6:17) Have you ever watched those pirate movies? I love the sword fights, how quick the combatants are to rush and parry, try any tactic to overwhelm the enemy and win the battle. No matter what they had to do – swing from a chandelier, jump down flights of stairs, perhaps fight with their backs against a wall – they never let down their sword. You should do the same.

We’re in a battle down here, but God gave us His armor (see Eph. 6) to protect us and help us obtain our victories. The thing with armor is, you have to put it on. It doesn’t do any good sitting on the coffee table or on a shelf somewhere. It’s designed to be used. God wants to empower you with His power and authority, but if you won’t accept the responsibility and take advantage of His resources, you’ll lose. You’ll lose out on His promises of peace, prosperity, healing, dominion and joy. Why? Because you won’t believe that  you can have them.

Can you believe for the seemingly impossible? Yes, you can. But you can’t be spiritually lazy, doubting, fearful or ignorant. You need to know His promises, build your faith on those promises, take a stand against the fears that try to pop into your mind, and speak with authority to the problems in your life. And you need to keep doing it until you see the seemingly impossible become reality in your life.

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