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Have Faith – Think Big

Everything is possible for one who believes.

Anything is possible if a person believes.

Everything is possible to the one who believes.

As far as possibilities go, everything is possible for the person who believes.

Yes. I would have assumed that Jesus didn’t quite mean everything or anything, but when I think of one of His followers saying ‘I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength’, I have to face it; it must be that He meant exactly what He said.

Wow! That’s something to think about.

I’ve found that during the transition from one year to the next, we are often in a relatively excited state and we dream big dreams, think big, make resolutions and hope for a better year than the previous. But as the celebrations come to an end and decorations are taken down, our confidence in some of those aspirations begins to dwindle and we begin to contemplate whether it’s worth it at all to try.

Before you take a pen and cross that item off your list, I think you should just take a moment and imagine yourself with that dream realized. Would it make you happier and your life more fulfilling? Is it worth believing for? I ask because the critical thing is believing – having confidence or faith in the truth or the assertion that everything is possible. If it is worth it, then fight for it. It’s a good fight – the fight of faith. Fight to keep that dream alive; fight to put a plan in place to achieve it; fight to work daily towards accomplishing it; fight till what once was only a thought or an idea in your mind become a reality.

Nelson Mandela said ‘It always seems impossible till it’s done’.

So go for a smart start, and when faced with obstacles, ask how; and in the midst of it all, keep believing that all things are possible!

Ask How

Now that we’re off to a Smart Start, a concept comes to mind that I came across in ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’, a book by Robert Kiyosaki in which he said that compared to rich people, poor people respond in a different manner when faced with a need. He observed that the poor are quick to say ‘I can’t afford it’ – a statement in which there’s no hope or possibility of a positive outcome, while rich people often say ‘how can I afford it?’ – a question that opens them up to endless possibilities. The outcome of these two responses are worlds apart – the poor often do not get what they want but the rich often do because they engage their minds, come up with a strategy, work at it, and eventually are able to afford it.


Now I consider life and I see that we can expand this concept to cover every aspect of our existence. We have dreams, desires, ambitions, goals, targets, and resolutions. Some of them may seem like tall orders and could easily cause one to cower into resignation but if we apply this concept, we’ll be asking ‘how can I do this?’ rather than saying ‘I can’t do this’.

There’s nothing wrong in asking how. Some people think, especially after they’ve prayed, that it is not in order to ask how because it would mean that they do not really believe. It’s easy to slip into that place where you abdicate all responsibility to the Supreme being in hope that He’ll work a miracle for you and you won’t have to do anything.

We are to trust God and not depend on our own understanding. That doesn’t mean we should throw out our reasoning. Rather, even after considering all the facts, we should bear in mind that God is able to make possible what seems impossible and He will do it in whatever way He sees fit, and that way might involve you getting down to some fact finding, planning, working the process and coming out with your desires fulfilled, goals accomplished and needs met.


Which will you say this year?

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