“With God all things are possible.” – Matthew 19:26
Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done. Consider a few examples of resistance to ideas and inventions that we now consider commonplace:
· In Germany, “experts” proved that if trains went as fast as fifteen miles an hour—considered a frightful speed—blood would spurt from the traveler’s noses and passengers would suffocate when going through tunnels. In the United States experts said the introduction of the railroad would require the building of many insane asylums since people would be driven mad with terror at the sight of locomotives.
· The New York YWCA announced typing lessons for women in 1881 and vigorous protest erupted on the grounds that the female constitution would break down under the strain.
· When the idea of iron ships was proposed, experts insisted that they would not float and would be damage more easily than wooden ships when grounding. They said it would be difficult to preserve the iron bottom from rust and that iron would play havoc with compass readings.
· New Jersey farmers resisted the first successful cast-iron plow invented in 1797, claiming that the cast iron would poison the land and stimulate the growth of weeds.
We think and live so small! It seem that though we think we are revolutionary and adventuresome, we seem to be most comfortable living inside a little box. It is rare to meet someone who has stuck their toe into the sea of possibility—much less dove in to enjoy the pleasure of invention and change!
Don’t let the word impossible stop you. You have God in your life if you have entered into a personal relationship through Jesus Christ. If inventors and visionaries left every impossible task undone, our lives would be considerably more difficult. Nothing worth doing is impossible with the help of God!