Sometimes you will have a dream so crazy that when you tell others they will laugh at you. They’ll continue to laugh until they see you do the exact same thing that they said you couldn’t do. Whether it is a big dream that seems impossible, a promotion you don’t qualify for, a healing that doctors said couldn’t be done, you accomplished it or overcame it, regardless of what your haters, or your critics said.
This was the case for Jesus in the 9th chapter of Matthew. A ruler came seeking Jesus, in desperate need of a healing for his daughter. He told Jesus that his daughter was dead, “But come and put your hand on her, and she will live.” Can you imagine the type of faith that took? It’s one thing to be extremely sick and expect a healing, but to be without life and expect the miraculous is another.
This ruler had access to everything. I’m sure he had unlimited amounts of resources and people at his disposal, yet none of that could unlock the healing that was needed for his daughter. In our own lives, sometimes we have the right connections, we have the right ideas, the right finances, but we still aren’t seeing our dreams come to pass. What’s missing? Sometimes the key ingredient is our faith.
When Jesus arrived to the dwelling the ruler’s daughter was kept, he sent away the disbelievers who laughed and said the ruler’s daughter would not live again. We should all use this as an example of how to govern our own lives. The naysayers are a distraction from our faith. If we aren’t careful, we’ll start to believe the lies of the naysayers; those limited perspectives. Do yourselves a favor, friends – rid yourselves of any distractions or anyone who laughs at you and doubts your dreams.
When Jesus touched the girls hand, the bible says she got up; she lived, and news of this miracle spread. In the same right, when you start accomplishing those impossible dreams everyone said were too big, when you are healed from that sickness the doctors said would take you out, and when God shows up and does the miraculous, word will spread. But you have to keep the faith. Would this man’s daughter have been healed had he not had faith enough to approach Jesus and make his request known? No one can answer that for certain, but I think the outcome of that narrative would have ended differently.
On his way to heal the rulers daughter, Jesus came across a woman who suffered from a discharge of blood for twelve years. Can you imagine having a dream in your belly for twelve years. A crazy, big dream. A dream everyone laughs at and says it’s impossible. Well this was the lady with the discharge of blood. I’m sure everyone laughed at her, telling her she’ll never get well; she’ll never be healed. That she may as well give up and die. Maybe you’ve had a dream of writing a book, starting a business, or owning a clothing line. You’ve shared this dream with people who laughed at the idea. They’ve told you that you’re crazy. But by faith, God gives provision to you to make you achieve your goals. “Your faith has made you well.” Those were the words of Jesus to this lady with the discharge. It wasn’t Jesus that gave her the healing she needed, it was her faith.
Later in the chapter, the Bible recalls a time with a blind man asked Jesus to heal his sight. Jesus asked the blind man if he believed that He could heal him. The blind man responded with a yes. When Jesus touched the mans eyes, his eyesight was restored. Jesus told the man that it was his faith that healed his sight.
What the commonality between these three events? Faith. Faith is what separate the ordinary from the extraordinary. This message is for anyone who is in need of God to do some big in their lives – something everyone tells you is impossible; something everyone laughs at when you tell them. Like Jesus, rid yourselves of the naysayers. Get rid of the people around you who say your dreams are too impossible. Get your faith back. Get your hopes up. And get ready!!!!
When God see’s you believing for the impossible, that’s when He can step in and turn the impossible situation around. It is your faith that is the key to unlock to almighty power of God.
“Lord, thank you for doing the impossible. Thank you for removing those who are against me out of my life; for separating me from the naysayers. God I thank you provision, for faith, and access to every dream you’ve placed inside of my heart. Let it be done in Jesus’ name. Amen.”