Jeremiah 32:17 (ESV)
Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.
Years ago, a man by the name of Henry Ford came up with an idea for a new kind of engine. Ford was eager to get his exciting new plan into production so he had someone draw up the plans and presented them to the engineers.
As the engineers studied the drawings, one by one they came to the same conclusion. Their visionary boss just didn't know much about the fundamental principles of engineering. "He'd have to be told gently", they concluded, "this engine is just not realistic--it can't be done".
When Ford heard their opinion, he immediately replied, "Produce it anyway." "But it's impossible!", they insisted. "Go ahead," Ford commanded, "and stay on the job until you succeed, no matter how much time is required."
Six whole months they struggled --drawing after drawing, design after design. Nothing. Another six months. Nothing.
At the end of the year Ford checked with his engineers and they once again told him that what he wanted was impossible. Ford told them to keep going. They did.
Finally, one bright sunny day, a beautiful new V-8 engine came to life and revolutionized the world of automobiles forever.
The most brilliant engineers ridiculed Henry Ford because they thought his engine was impossible to create, but in his heart, Ford knew it could be done.
There may be times in your life when you must move forward and do that which you know is His will. It may be so big a vision that those around you become skeptical of its enormity. Some may express their fears and anxieties about its details and experts on the matter might be just plain negative. But if you know that this vision is of the Lord then you press forward, seize the moment, follow Him -- never run in front of Him, and know that NOTHING is impossible for our awesome God.
Dear Lord, we thank You that nothing is impossible with You. Help us each to keep the course that You have before each of us so that we can accomplish great things. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.