Episode 276: I’m Talkin. . .Impossible

I’m talking episode 276 for July 30th, 2023.

This is Joel from the I’m talking microcast, where I share my thoughts on a topic that has piqued my interest this past week.

This week, we’re talking impossible.

Impossible is not a difficult word.

The definitions are, although I didn’t look them up this week, are probably fairly short, means that we can’t do it or it can’t be done.

And so many times in today’s world are, you know, especially if you’re a parent, you might hear that word from your kids and you say, it’s not impossible.

You just have to try a little harder.

You need to be a little smarter.

You need to do something different.

And I think when we’re younger, we might land on the word impossible more than, than when we’re older, because we realize there are things that we can do that we thought were not possible.

So in that sense, over time, it changes.

And then oftentimes in a society that thinks much of themselves, they think nothing is impossible.

If you think something is impossible, it’s because you just haven’t found the solution and, and someone will solve that problem or something like that.

And that’s because we often think we are more than who and what we really are, and we fail to recognize sometimes our limitations and it can get us in trouble.

And so when the world looks at that word, they look at the word impossible as a challenge.

And therein lies the challenge for those of us who call ourselves Christians.

Because people want to rely on themselves, because people want to be self-sufficient, and I’m not saying there’s necessarily anything wrong with that.

There has to be some of that to live a worthwhile life.

I think the reality is that we who call on the name of Christ recognized that we are created with limitations, but we serve a God who is beyond all of that.

And when we try to share the story of our Savior, the mindset of the world is often one where the story is impossible to comprehend, where it’s just crazy.

What do you mean virgin birth?

What do you mean death on a cross?

What do you mean raised again?

And it brings up so many questions.

These things are not possible in the world in which we live, and therefore it doesn’t make sense.

There’s nothing that a person could do to come back from the dead.

There’s nothing that a person can do to get pregnant without intercourse.

There’s nothing that a person could do to be healed of this or to have this happen out of the blue.

The world wants an explanation.

The world wants to be able to put it in a box.

The world wants to recognize that what they once thought was impossible is now possible because of their own ingenuity, their own strength, their own intelligence.

And the story that we share is you have no way to God except through the blood of Jesus Christ.

That is an impossible path.

You do not get to heaven unless you go through the blood of Jesus Christ, accept his forgiveness, the work he did on the cross, and in that believe all of him, believe all of creation, believe the word of God is the absolute truth, change your life so that you stand on what is the only source of truth.

And that’s the Bible.

People don’t like to hear that.

People don’t like to hear impossible.

People want to believe there are multiple ways to get to solutions.

People want to believe their works mean something.

And we as Christians are sharing a story that says you are worthless and nobody wants to hear that.

We come to the realization our worth comes from our relationship with Jesus Christ.

We are the people we are because of who Jesus Christ is and what he did.

We only have righteousness because he imparted it to us.

We only have worth because he imparted it to us.

People do not want to hear that story.

They believe that path is impossible.

And guess what?

We agree, but we have a God who does the impossible.

And if he couldn’t, why would we serve him anyway?

Until next week, this is Joel from the I’m Talking Microcast.