I have had the wonderful experience of being told repeatedly that I was “impossible.” This was generally accompanied with a roll of the eyes and a shake of the head. My wife has been telling me this for over 2 decades now. My mom used to tell me this when I was a kid as well. Neither of them was being mean, just for the record, but they were looking at me and wondering how my mind works and why I think the way that I do. I would imagine that you have had a similar experience, at least at some point in your life.
I usually chuckle when I am told this and respond with, “but some day I will be possible.” I think that has been particularly funny to me because of my favorite verse being Philippians 4:13. “All things are possible for those who love the Lord and are called according His purpose.” I started really embracing this verse when I was given the opportunity to vacation at Pampa Regional Medical Center for 23 days in a traction unit. Spending almost a full year recovering from a bad break of my right femur, I wanted to know that I was still possible. I wanted to know that I could still come back to martial arts and could still be athletic.
It is often our struggles that whittle away the parts of our lives that need honing. There are rough edges and beliefs that hold us back from joy and success. It is the purification of struggle that reveals our possibility when we believe in Christ and live into our purpose. This understanding of the verse helped me to overcome the challenges and struggles that seemed impossible and make all things possible for me.
The you that was intended to be, the joyful one, is truly possible. You may be impossible today, but some day, you will be possible, and so will I.
To Your Success,
Jody N Holland
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.