Last night For the Girls International had our Summer Girls Night Out and it was FABULOUS!!
We played upon a theme that has been rolling around in my brain (a scary place) for several months now. It all started after I watched Tim Burton’s 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland. The movie itself was entertaining and so creative (which I love) but it was the parallels to my spiritual journey that came bursting from the screen that really captured my attention. You can read all about it here…and here…and here !
Alice was the champion that the residents of Wonderland had been waiting for. She was very hesitant to accept the responsibility because she didn’t feel qualified or equipped. When Alice decided to embrace her destiny she knew it would require going into battle to defeat the Jabberwocky. This was no small task and the odds were not in her favor. As she stood there with the hideous monster towering over her she said, “This is impossible” and the Mad Hatter replied “Only if you believe it is.”
Alice then remembered something her father had taught her and she said, “Sometimes I believe as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Then she lifted her sword and began to count them out loud.
This journey of life takes on so many twists and turns that at times it is hard to navigate. At times God requires us to step out and overcome fear and obstacles in order to fulfill a calling or begin a new venture. Sometimes we just need strength for the day to live victoriously and free!
There are things I need to believe every morning before my feet hit the ground if I am going to be able to handle all that life throws at me. And so…
The Six Impossible Things I Believe Before Breakfast
1. There is a devil who can make me shrink.
1 Peter 5:8
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
2. The word of God can make me grow.
When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight
3. God can talk.
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.
4. Fear can disappear
2 Tim 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
5. There is a place called heaven
I would have despaired had I not known that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
6. I can overcome!
2 Corinthians 4:7-10
We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.
In the next few weeks I will be expounding on each of these points. So stay tuned. You can subscribe to receive these posts directly to your inbox by putting your email address in the box that is in the top right corner of this page under Follow my Blog by email.
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