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Aug 21a

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Commander Kellie’s Corner What To Do When... Something Feels Impossible We’ve all faced impossible-looking hurdles. Whether it’s something serious or silly, we’ve all been there. Good news, Superkid: God’s Word tells of a lot of seemingly “impossible” situations that happened just as the Lord said they would. So let’s see how possible the impossible can be! The word impossible means “not possible, unable to be, exist, happen. Not possible to be true, hopelessly difficult.” Let’s talk about the difference between what is truly impossible and what seems impossible. When we think something is impossible, we may be feeling insecure about our own abilities! For instance, when you’re faced with a challenge do you think, I can’t do that? That’s IMPOSSIBLE! I have been guilty. These situations don’t require a miracle, but require us to get to work. I’ve felt that way at times when I’ve had to clean out the garage or attic. So much stuff! When my mind says, “You can’t do that!” it isn’t my inability speaking, but my laziness. Maybe you’ve felt like it was impossible to clean your room, pass a test at school, or get along with your brother or sister. MOST of the situations we feel are impossible are really just challenging. That means we could remove the idea of “impossible” and turn it into a possibility just by changing our attitude and thinking about it differently. Superkid, I want you to hear this: “You are amazing and you can do hard things!” Say that out loud, “I am amazing and I can do hard things!” As we remember that truth, we’ll have an “I can do it” attitude. With this attitude we are more empowered to overcome the challenges we face. This is great news, BUT I HAVE AN EVEN BETTER TRUTH FOR YOU! We don’t have to take on those challenges on our own! Jesus can enable us, giving us a superhuman ability to accomplish what is in front of us AND actually do the impossible! Jesus Helps Jesus said, “What appears humanly impossible is more than possible with God. For God can do what man cannot” (Luke 18:27, "The Passion Translation"). Jesus was saying, when something seems hard, like giving your stuff away or doing something He (or your parent) tells you to do, it may seem impossible to you, but it IS possible with God. Jesus Does What We Cannot Another scripture we can go to for His help is Mark 9:23. A man asked the disciples to help his son but it was IMPOSSIBLE for them. So he asked Jesus to help his son and said, “If you’re able to do us!” “Jesus said to him, ‘What do you mean “if”? If you are able to believe, all things are possible to the believer.’” IF YOU ARE ABLE TO BELIEVE! Superkid, you are always able to believe in Jesus! No matter what you need help with, whether it just seems hard or is truly impossible, Jesus says all things are possible to those who believe what He says and believe that He CAN and that He WILL do what you ask. When I need help from Jesus, I go to His Word to see what He has said to me. I find the scriptures of promise that tell me Jesus can and will help me. Remember NOTHING is impossible to someone who believes His Word. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen.” When we put our total FAITH in what Jesus has said in His Word, THAT faith becomes what we have hoped for. Jesus has done countless miracles for me just because I trusted and believed His Word. He is so faithful! The ONE Thing He Can’t Do The last thing I want you to know is this: There is one thing in the Bible that God said is IMPOSSIBLE. Shocked? God had made a big promise to Abraham and Sarah that they would have MANY children and grandchildren. But in the natural, they never could have children. On top of that they were SUPER OLD! How could they believe God would do this? It’s IMPOSSIBLE, they thought. So God not only made them a promise, He did something unheard of! “Now when God made a promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater than himself, he swore an oath on his own integrity to keep the promise as sure as God exists!” (Hebrews 6:13). Do you know what this oath was? God swore on His own existence that He would KEEP HIS PROMISE. And God included us in this oath because we also inherited His promises in His Word. This is huge! Look at what the oath was: “It is impossible for God to lie for we know that his promise and his vow will never change!” (verse 18). We can rest and relax in His promises. Even if it takes a while to see the impossible happen, nothing is impossible, except that He would lie. So when we ask Him to help us with hard things, we can live in His promise and His oath every day, trusting that He will help us. The next part of this verse is my favorite. He is so good and He loves us so much that He will help our faith in Him continue to grow and grow. “And now we have run into his heart to hide ourselves in his faithfulness. This is where we find his strength and comfort, for he empowers us to seize what has already been established ahead of time—an unshakable hope!” (verse 18). Superkid, I’ll end with this PROMISE from JESUS: “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20, "New International Version"). BAM! Commander Kellie ♥ Kellie Copeland is responsible for Covenant Partner Relations at Kenneth Copeland Ministries and is the developer of the Superkid Academy curriculum. Through her ministry and as “Commander Kellie,” she fulfills the mission of drawing people of all ages into a personal, growing and powerful relationship with Jesus Christ. BVOV : 31

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