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AWRIGHT DEN: I’m possible!

COREY WORRELL, [email protected]

AWRIGHT DEN: I’m possible!

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LAST WEEK WEDNESDAY I was spending some time with the Lord and during that time, He spoke something to me that encouraged me so much. I want to share it with you as I believe it will be an encouragement to you also.

“If you have dreams and ideas that are beyond your salary/income and resources, there is no need to be discouraged because I (God) set it up that way. Anything that I (God) have established for you to do or I (God) have purposed or destined for you to do or achieve, will always fall into the category of ‘beyond your salary/income and resources’. I (God) created it this way so you will always have to partner and depend on Me to make it happen.

“When you compare your dreams and ideas with your salary/income and resources, it doesn’t nearly add up and always seems impossible – that’s the way I (God) want it.

“My Son (Jesus) is The Living Word but I need you to see and experience that my Word is real and alive. Matthew 19:26: ‘With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible’, will always be perceived as just another scripture verse, if you never see it manifested in your life. When My Word is experienced and manifested in the physical, it encourages, it transforms, it renews, it strengthens, it inspires and motivates you to keep pressing and believing.

“Have you ever wondered my son/daughter why ‘faith and works’ together always produce fruit and life? Faith is birthed out of Me and works is birthed out of you – it is My desire that we always be in fellowship and partnership. In the garden, I breathed and deposited Myself into you – I am always with you. I did not breathe Myself into the animals or the angels; now you understand why I am a jealous God and Satan is jealous of you. As beautiful as he was, you contain something amazing and powerful that he never had or can have. You are my greatest and most special creation.

“The ideas, dreams and destiny I (God) have given you will always seem unattainable because of your insufficient ‘salary/income and resources’.

“Always remember my Word: ‘With men this is impossible; but with Me all things are possible’. The impossible gives us the opportunity to fellowship and partner together and once that happens, you will realise that ‘I’m possible’.”

Instant fever

We live in an instant world and as a result, we are all victims of “instant fever”. Mobile phones and instant messaging; computers and Wi-Fi; Internet and search engines, and technology and software have all changed our lives for both the better and the worse. We are so dependent on them and sadly, have become slaves to them, that patience, self-restraint and endurance are quickly becoming allergens to our characters; values that may not be present in future generations. We want everything instantly; we must have it now and this “instant fever” has also affected our ideas and aspirations.

Take, for instance, I get frustrated because my non-governmental organisation (NGO) has all these projects and the funding isn’t there, so it feels like I am not reaching as many people as I want to and my impact feels small. I also see other NGOs and charities doing a lot and I would also like to see mine booming – that’s the “instant fever”. But when I reflect that I have three projects going well and I am further today than when I started, I begin to appreciate that growth takes time and patience is a relative of success.

The “instant fever” is always at war with growth, which comes as a result of patience, self-restraint and endurance. Many times it’s not just the insufficient salary and resources that make our dreams feel impossible, but our unrealistic desire to see them realised now/instantly.

They say Rome wasn’t built in a day and that is true. Preacher Andrew Wommack teaches that if you save more than you spend and do that consistently for a very long time, you will be prosperous. The same principle applies here – growth and success take time, patience, endurance.

Oh, and one last thing. Although “faith and works” produce fruit and life, faith always comes with patience. If there are a few things God teaches well, they are long-suffering, patience and endurance.

Corey Worrell, a former Commonwealth youth ambassador, is director of C2J Foundation Inc., a project-based NGO focusing on social development. Email [email protected]