daily devotional

If you’re willing to be uncomfortable, you get to see what you’re capable of. If you’re willing to be faithful, you get to see what God is capable of. Everything you think you can’t do, everything you think it’s too late for, everything you’ve assumed is out of your reach, everything you’ve written off as too hard, is within the realm of possibility when you and God are partners.

Jesus said in Matthew 19:26 “with God all things are possible.”

What have you dismissed as impossible? What have you given up on? Who have you given up on? God wants you to know it’s still possible because he’s still working. Two things are needed here in your partnership with God: Your willingness to be uncomfortable and your continued faith.

If all you’re seeking is ease and comfort, you will miss what God has given you the power to do. Just how much of God’s awesome plans for your life are you willing to miss while you seek immediate gratification? What if the plan is for you to have and be, and go and do all those things you dream of, but you won’t be healthy enough because you can’t give up the freaking potato chips and Dr. Pepper? You won’t hear the promptings of God to guide you in the next step to get there because you won’t give him 5 minutes of your day to just be still and listen. You will miss the connection with the person God has aligned to open those doors for you because you were too afraid they might reject you.

What are you missing in your comfort? Sure you’re avoiding rejection, but could you also be avoiding your breakthrough? Sure you’re always entertained with the noise and the scrolling, but could it be so loud you’re missing that still small voice of the Almighty? Sure you’re satisfied in the moment eating according to your cravings, but could the cravings of your soul be starved in the process? You are dismissing yourself from the very life available to you. Girl, you have no idea what you’re truly capable of because you’ve never pushed yourself to get there.

Comfortable living builds tall walls for comfort zones. Yes, those walls keep out everything that may be uncomfortable, isolating you from immediate threats, but they also keep you from ever experiencing anything greater, isolating you from all God has available for you. You were created for a BIG Life, but have you settled for a little life? Comfort is not your friend, it is a tremendous threat to your potential.

God created you for more than you’re comfortable with. Are you seeking his plan, or are you seeking what comes easy today? Ahhhh, if you could only see what you’re truly capable of, I bet I couldn’t force you to eat those chips today. If you could only see what is within the realm of possibility for you, I couldn’t hold you back from taking the next step. If you only understood the Almighty has made a way and he just needs 5 minutes of your day to show you the way, your phone wouldn’t stand a chance in the competition for your attention.

Today, an invitation into a life changing partnership is being offered. Will you partner with God? Because WITH God, ALL things are possible. Without him, not so much.

Right here, if you’re willing to be faithful, you get to see what God is capable of. You’ve been giving up on him. You’ve been turning away before he’s done. You’ve been quitting before he’s done. You’ve backed out when it got tough. Your faithfulness is required now to see God’s unlimited power here.

Remember the story in John 11 of Lazarus being sick and Jesus showing up late? By the time Jesus showed up, he was already dead. It was too late. Jesus meets with Lazarus’ sisters as they are mourning and he says “your brother will rise again.”

Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

“Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe …”

Lazarus’ sisters were faithful. They believed even in the midst of impossible that it was possible if Jesus said it would be. Now, because of their faith, they were able to see what God was capable of. Their brother Lazarus who had been dead for 4 days was given life again.

What is it too late for in your life? What is too far gone? Who is beyond hope? What have you given up on? What if your faith in God’s resurrection power is all that is needed here? Can God do it … you bet your butt he can!!!!! Will he … I don’t know. But I know this, he will do what is best. His plans are better than my plans. His ways are higher than my ways. I just know I want to get out of his way and clear the path of any of my unbelief so I get to see what he’s truly capable of in my life.

Continue to be faithful here. Yes, in the face of all that has gone wrong. In the midst of this colossal mess. Be faithful here. This is how you will see what God is capable of.

He can make right now the perfect time for doors that closed a long time ago. He can bring back that which was already too far gone. He can change things that could never be changed in the past.


With him. This is a partnership. Your willingness to be uncomfortable and your continued faithfulness are required here. So whatcha say? Are you in?