\\ P O S S I B L I L I T Y \\ noun | pos·si·bil·i·ty | \ˌpä-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\
POSSIBIL'ITY, n. [from possible.] The power of being or existing; the power of happening; the state of being possible. It often implies improbability or great uncertainty. There is a possibility that a new star may appear this night. There is a possibility of a hard frost in July in our latitude. It is not expedient to hazard much on the bare possibility of success. It is prudent to reduce contracts to writing, and to render them so explicit as to preclude the possibility of mistake or controversy.
Merriam-Webster today: a chance that something might exist, happen, or be true : the state or fact of being possible : something that might be done or might happen : something that is possible
My dad always told me that part of the key to overcoming something physically was to overcome it mentally.
Jesus said, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” Mark 9:23 ESV
and again in Matthew.
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 ESV
We start with minds unbound by the limits of this world. But as we get older we begin to restrict ourselves to the things we learn and even then things we're told.
Children are so pure and innocent, believing that they can do A N Y T H I N G. Going to the moon? Let's do it. The bottom of the ocean? Why not. Flying? ... it's meant for Superman, but I'm sure daddy can come up with something.
So many times we don't believe its possible simply because this world says no.
God himself created the laws of nature. Can't He break them?
Jesus knew how the world had an affect on us and so He said that faith the size of a mustard S E E D could move mountains.
Another one of the dangers that comes with possibility is limiting ourselves based on other people. Especially as a college student, my mom tells me not to do this all the time, we can limit ourselves based on what's expected from those around us.
So many times we feel that just because everyone else is mediocre it's okay for us to be too.
But we're meant to live our own lives full of our O W N possibilities.
We aren't meant to let others define or restrict us when it comes to the things God has us to do. We were never called to live this life for others, but for Him.
They require belief, dedication, and effort.
Just because all things are possible with Him doesn't mean all things we want or could dream will happen.
Sometimes, plain and simple, they aren't His will.
But no matter what it is, whether in school, work, or life, A L L things are possible with God.