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January 03, 2023 · Bob Gass

This year think “possible” (1)

“With God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

Read these two scriptures: “With God all things are possible” (v. 26). “He did not many mighty works there, because of their unbelief” (Matthew 13:58). Those two verses mean this: many things that are possible remain undone because of doubt and unbelief. So this year, think “possible.” If God’s Word says you can succeed, but you’re failing, it may mean this: you don’t really believe what He says, or you’re not willing to do your part. When you think “possible,” it increases your energy level. Who gets energized at the prospect of losing? If you know something can’t succeed, how much time and energy are you willing to give it? Nobody goes looking for a lost cause. You only invest yourself in what you believe can succeed. So when you think “possible” and trust God for success, your faith becomes the energizing force. Some people believe that possibility thinkers are naive or foolish. If you’re one of them, answer these questions: How many highly successful people do you know who are continually negative? How many impossibility thinkers are you acquainted with who achieve big things? None! The first step to thinking “possible” is to stop yourself from searching for and dwelling on what’s wrong with each situation. People with an it-can’t-be-done mindset have two choices: they can expect the worst and continually experience it, or change their thinking. And that begins with eliminating the negative self-talk you hear in your head before you have even opened your mouth. “The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences” (Proverbs 18:21 NLT). In order to think “possible,” you must believe and speak “possible.”

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