Having faith in the face of the impossible is hard when you are living your life based upon what you can see. We are spiritual beings who have already overcome impossibilities just to be born into a natural world. Millions of sperm cells competed to be the one who made you possible and only one of them won the race. A woman has about a 15% chance of even getting pregnant at any given time and depending upon the circumstances that window may be much narrower. But you overcame those impossibilities and obstacles, which means you have a purpose. Somewhere along the way, you were spoken of before you got here. Your manifestation is a result of God’s promise. I speak for myself when saying, I know for a fact that my life’s orchestration has been nothing but overcoming one impossibility after another. For this reason I am able to have faith in the face of the impossible.
Life is difficult and unpredictable. No matter what you face or are trying to accomplish, there are so many variables and obstacles in the way. But God is not one. He is always the same, never a liar, ever faithful, and always on your side. If you can’t depend on anyone or anything, you can hold on to His promises. I have experienced a lot of twists and turns along my journey as I am sure you have too. At many times it has been increasingly difficult to keep the faith. It is a daily fight to stand in the face of opposition. I believe this is what Jude meant when he wrote, “Beloved, while I was very diligent to write you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.” (Jude 3) Maintaining faith is a constant battle that we have to contend for.
Romans 12:3 tells us as believers we are each given a measure of faith. Because we know that God shows no favoritism, I conclude that we’ve been given the same measure from the start. It is our job to contend for our faith by feeding it daily with the Word. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Hearing, reading and studying is how we build ourselves up in our most holy faith. This is what gives us the strength to stand when all of the storms of life are raging about us.
It is very easy not to believe. I look at it as being at baseline zero. Unbelief is the failure to take an active stance. Basically it is like being in a fight but not being on the defense or the offense. When situations arise in your life, especially those that are contrary to God’s promises, you have to have an arsenal from which to pull. Faith is your shield as well as your weapon to maintain while in the fight. Having faith in the face of the impossible means believing that God is. Period. It is having the assurance that no matter what, His will is what is best for you and His promises are non-negotiable.
When Hebrews 10:23 tells us to hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, it means that whatever we are believing God for, we need to speak it in spite of what we see or experience. We are the executors of His will in the earth, which means that we are like the law and we have the final say. Think of it as being like a judge. Their only job is to interpret the law and decree what is so accordingly. They don’t have input based upon how they feel. They only make determinations by what is written. They have the power to decree a judgment and it become final.
This is why the confession of your faith is so important. Your words are creating your world on a daily basis. Where you are today is a result of the words you spoke yesterday. Having faith in the impossible means saying what you desire to happen according to God’s will and believing that it is so regardless of how you feel. If you are experiencing things contrary to what was promised, it is time for you to take an active stance. He who has promised is surely faithful and His word cannot return to Him without accomplishing what it was supposed to.