Saturday, February 26, 2011

Impossible

Thanks Charlotte and Ginger for always being here every week and hosting these great Spiritual Sundays

"It always seems impossible until its done." Nelson Mandela 

Freedom stories....people doing the impossible....overcoming what others say can't be done - those are the stories that inspire.....and push me to move forward....past my fears...in the direction my heart pulls. 

Stories of the impossible.....people taking a risk....doing the very thing others insist is not possible.... They close their ears to doubt and even reason....they focus on their goal....their dream....their hope.....and they pave the way for others to do the same...the impossible....the unheard of....They prove everything - anything is possible.....

Like Martin Luther King, Jr. who refused to back down or use aggression to win his dream of equality for all people and 22 yr. old Stacy Spotz who did what so many others older than her couldn't do....spending 70 days and nights alone on a boat raising money for a cause she believed in. And others who hold onto God's promises....determined not to let go of their dream...refusing to be moved by a seemingly impossible situation. Against all odds...believing for that thing they want so badly....knowing some way....somehow...it will be achieved...

I was told over and over.....I could have a marginal life with professional intervention....I beat the odds...I did it with God's help....I know now what others say is impossible...is always possible. 

To dream the impossible dream -This is my quest -to follow that star -no matter how hopeless...

30 comments:

Finally Free said...

Sarah,
Thanks for sharing that picture....gave me a laugh first thing in the morning. :) So cute.

Blessings,
Tammy

Charlotte said...

So true, Sarah. It's overcoming those impossible odds that inspires. I have always loved the song The Impossible Dream, and love the mouse picture illustration. With God nothing is impossible is something we all need to remember. Thank you for being an inspiration to so many.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Gabriella Moonlight said...

What an inspiring post!!!
I sadly keep my ears open to doubt and that is hard sometimes but knowing that there is hope and a new way to see and to dream...I forget to dream, thank you for the reminder.

Joan said...

Nothing is impossible with God. When we walk in obedience to Him, those impossible dreams become realities.

Blessings,
Joan

Whidbey Woman said...

I ditto the above comments. God is good!

Niki Turner said...

Wonderful post. Thank you for the encouragement! And the adorable mouse picture, too!

Lisa said...

It's never to late for God and He can win with any hand! I love those come from behind stories too. When others say ,"No way" i try to remember that Jesus is the way.:) Thanks Sarah for an encouraging post!!!

Karen said...

We are not limited when Christ lives within! He is using your talents for His glory.

RCUBEs said...

If I don't know His love and grace, I would remain baffled how it is possible for incarcerated people to be free! What a limited view because of blinders. Thanks be to our Lord Jesus Christ Who died for the sake of our freedom. And the One Who gives us the strength to accomplish what seems to be the impossible to become possible, all for His glory! God bless you sister and may you have a wonderful week ahead. Let us continue to fight the good fight. Love in Christ. ~r3

Michelle said...

Great post!!

It's been a long time since I've heard this song.
Thank you for posting it, it's a blessing to me.

Thank you for visiting today :)

Judy said...

Hi Sarah,

Nice to meet you! Yes with God ALL things are possible. Great to know you beat the odds and are victorious. That's the kind of God we serve. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Hope to speak with you again soon.

Blessings,
Judy

Annesphamily said...

God is so incredible. He uses each one of us for His own purpose. I am always in awe of Him. I appreciate your kind friendship and your thoughtful words always provoke me to do better especially in my workplace. I appreciate your friendship. Anne

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

By the grace of God nothing is impossible. Your post is serious but I do have to say your picture put a big smile on my face,thank-you.
Blessings,
Ginger

Natasha said...

You have really touched upon an important idea here. We do need to dream because if we don't we won't get anywhere in life.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and dreams! You are as inspiring as always!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

NanE said...

What a wonderful, inspiring post Sarah! Yes, I need to remember this and to trust God always! Have a wonderful week, blessings, Nan

Anita Johnson said...

So thankful you beat the odds! Your story is inspiring and glorifies God (and thanks for including the music video too)

Virginia said...

Yes, God works his glory in Impossible situations. Thanks for sharing.
Sweet Blessings.
Virginia

Mevely317 said...

This is so true! Oh, but I had to wince ... but that's a GOOD thing. I wonder if that's not God's way of reminding me, "See! You don't HAVE to give in(or)give up."
Love the pix ... feels soooo good to unexpedly laugh outloud.
Have a wonderful day!

Renee said...

With God all thihgs are possible..God loves the impossible and He loves us. Great post, Sarah and good reminder that nothing is impossible with God!

Just Be Real said...

Sarah, thank you for posting. Love the Mission Impossible Mouse picture. Blessings and hugs.

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

AMEN! God is AWESOME AND GOD is IN CONTROL. Two things that keep me focused even in dark trials. Sunday blessings to you Sarah! :)

Clif said...

Powerful, encouraging message. Great video. Thank you.

My Big Secret Blog :) said...

You ARE a miracle. I love that you care about others as much as you do. You bring kindness into my life. :)

Donnie said...

I loved the funny mouse picture and it drew me into your wonderful words. You are such an inspiration.

Pamela said...

Love to hear stories of impossible dreams realized. Thank you for giving another story to be in awe of. God always gives good things to those who dreams HIS dreams.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Sarah I don't know your whole story, but I think we serve the God of the Impossible. Is His Hand to short?? I think not. He still wants to show His Glory and might.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Your picture made me laugh out loud.
Reading your post gave me such inspiration. With him we can do the impossible. Have a good week.
Annette

Carol said...

Beautiful Sarah. You are an inspiration and blessing!

MTJ said...

Hi Sarah,

Thank you for sharing words of hope and inspiration. I find it encouraging to read, or hear someone share their experience of overcoming what others called, "Impossible".

Blessings and peace.

MTJ

Dena E's Blog said...

Yes Sis,,I to soooo agree..And as always you have a super powerful post because we have an even more SUPER All POWERFUL God.. He goes soooo extremely beyond words...
Thanks so much Sweetie for allowing Gods Marvelous work in you, come through to all of us!!!
Praising His Holy Name for His Glory~~~
Prayers and Hugs~~~Sharing in the Spirit of Christ~~~Dena