“And did you know that your cousin Elizabeth conceived a son, old as she is? Everyone called her barren, and here she is six months pregnant! Nothing, you see, is impossible with God.” And Mary said, Yes, I see it all now: I’m the Lord’s maid, ready to serve. Let it be with me just as you say. Then the angel left her.
Satan is a good user of smoke screens…did you know that? He can make the easiest thing look completely impossible. He will do everything in his power to make what God has for us look like something we don’t even desire for our lives. He wants us to miss out on the things God has for us so he creates these smoke screens in front of us to block the vision. He does not want us to stop and rest and see the bridge that is just steps away from us. He still does not realize that he has already lost the battle.
Often it takes taking a moment to connect the dots to really see what God is up to. Sometimes He gives us parts and pieces to our plan and purpose. He might give us a piece on Monday and then let you try to figure it out and then give you another part on Thursday. Perhaps then it might take hours, days or even weeks before you begin to see the whole thing pan out right in front of you. As you begin to see how the “dots” or events connect to make a very clear picture, your faith increases and wisdom is gained.
God uses this tactic with me often, which means I have a lot of “A-Ha” moments. Sometimes I feel like I should have figured it out sooner and then I realize the enemy is just trying to erase my dots. He does not want us to come to the full revelation of what God has in store for us. He delights in our delays and set backs. But, you see, I by faith know God has a better outcome for any situation than I can ever dream of. He longs to give us things and lavish upon us His riches…we just need to be walking it out with faith.
Finding your bridge in the fog and then taking that first step can be tricky. The devil will do everything he can to cause you to stumble. He is good at instilling fear for situations and that is why from the first step on the bridge to the last we have to trust in God to guide our steps. We need to believe in the plan. We need to know we are winners. We need to know that we know that we know that we know God is once again in control. He is really good at making what seems impossible, completely possible….every time.