Friday, March 12, 2010

March 12, 2010

"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God." I John 4:7

It would be nice to be able to do a flying 360 slam dunk. But that's impossible for me.
How great would it be to play Michael Jordan one-on-one and whip him? That's not going to happen.
I would love to be able to play in the Master's Tournament at Augusta National next month. But it is an impossibility.
It would be a dream come true if I could play catcher for the New York Yankees for just one game. That will not happen.
I think it would be a rush to drive a NASCAR stock car for ten laps around Daytona, but that is impossible for me.
These are a few of many impossible dreams that have rattled around in cranium over the years. None of those will ever happen because I just don't possess the ability to accomplish any of them.
What does this have to do with anything? Where am I going with this?
As impossible as these scenarios are, they are no more impossible than fulfilling God's command to love my wife with an unconditional love. That is way above my capabilities. I have about as much chance of winning this year's Master's Tournament as I do loving Barbara with an unconditional love.
Here's the good news - "For nothing is impossible with God...."
Here's the good news - "love comes from God....."
What is impossible with me is possible with God. He never intended me to love Barbara with my own love. He expects me to respond to His love, to submit to it, to receive it, and to allow His love to flow through me.
I can never be a world-class athlete. I will never be able to peform at the highest level in any of the sports I enjoy. BUT I can be a world-class lover of my wife! I can be a godly husband who pleases God and meets the needs of my wife.
All of these dreams are equally impossible. But one of them IS attainable. Fortunately, that is the one that counts the most!
How about you? Are you chasing some impossible dreams? Why not focus on the one that God has called you to? Why not let Him love your spouse through you? Why not accomplish one impossible dream in your lifetime?