Rick Warren (May-28-2022) Daily Devotional: To Accomplish the Impossible, See the Invisible
“It was by faith that Moses left Egypt and was not afraid of the king’s anger. Moses continued strong as if he could see the God that no one can see." Hebrews 11:27 (NCV)
Successful people are simply those who have chosen to do what other people aren’t willing to do. Most of what gets done in the world is done by people who want to do things differently—people who are tired of just going through the motions.
You can’t be an Olympic athlete unless you spend the extra hours exercising. You can’t be a master musician unless you spend the extra hours practicing. If you want to become a godly person, you must practice the habits of spending time alone with God, reading the Bible, giving, and sharing your faith.
Faith and persistence are the same. Faith means you don’t give up even when you’re tired. Faith means you don’t know how to quit. When you’re living in faith, you’re persisting.
Moses was a great example of a life lived in faithful persistence. Hebrews 11:27 says, “It was by faith that Moses left Egypt and was not afraid of the king’s anger. Moses continued strong as if he could see the God that no one can see” (NCV).
Moses realized this important truth: You can only accomplish the impossible when you see the invisible.
God will give you strength to persevere. He’ll give you the power to keep working on the marriage that seems hopeless. He will give you the power to pick yourself up when you’ve fallen. He can give you the power to keep going when you’re on the edge of bankruptcy. He’ll give you the power to keep your convictions when all the pressure around you says to give in.
The key to faith is to be persistent. Keep your eyes on God, not on your problem.
God’s power to keep going is always there for you. You just need to ask him for it.
Talk It Over
- Is there an area of your life where you’re tempted to give up? Talk about it with people who care about you.
- What obstacle tends to limit your determination and persistence? Physical exhaustion? Overcoming frustration? Baggage from your past?
- What new habits could help you overcome that obstacle?