What would you dare to do if you believed you were unstoppable?
It is still hard to believe we did it. We drove in just as it was getting dark, but we could still make out the small cardboard shacks in the “Colonia.” Not even the “prison city” in Bolivia had conditions like these. We were told that these tattered structures often house up to nine people in spaces barely the size of our bedrooms in the United States.
That was the night we first arrived in Puerto Penasco (a.k.a. Rocky Point), Mexico. Hand in hand, surrounded by great grace, we were stepping out in faith and into our destiny. We were missionaries! God was with us, and that made us unstoppable!
At that thought, I laugh out loud as one of our favorite quotes floods my heart and mind:
God delights in His children stepping out over the aching void with nothing under their feet but the Word of God.¹
Dr. Lillian B. Yeomans
God must have been over-joyed with us that day!
The very first scripture passage I learned in Mexico profoundly impacted my life, and it is still one that I rely on daily:
… porque fiel es El que prometió.
Translated into English, it means, “Because He who promised is Faithful.”
Oh, my! How I needed to lay hold of that truth in Mexico! Serving God and seeing people come to know Him as Savior is the best life ever! But, this new “unstoppable” life also included a whole lot of the unfathomable! We were there for a year, and to be honest, the personal growth that all those life changes required, that, well, that felt awfully close to failure.
Life changes come in all different forms and levels of magnitude. Some we choose, some we do not. But most people have at least one life tale of their own that brought a degree of brokenness, uncertainty, doubts, insecurities, empty spaces, or voids to be filled.
You may think your brokenness has disqualified you from being able to run in the divine relay, but… when we give God our brokenness,
it qualifies us to be used by God to carry a baton of hope, restoration, and grace to others on the sidelines who are broken.²
I learned from that journey that no matter what trial, test, or tragedy presents itself, our victory lies in whether we make the choice to believe that He who promised is faithful.
…to whom [if not us] has the arm
and infinite power of the Lord been revealed?
And for the soul that answers back, “But how will I survive? Who will take care of me? How will I eat? What will I wear? How do I finance the dreams in my heart?” There is one powerful word from God that answers every fear, doubt, or insecurity. It is the same in every season, circumstance, and faith adventure. It is His faithful promise of… always.
He will always give you all you need from day to day if you will make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.
He is always faithful. He will always provide. And as we choose to seek Him first in every season, He will always cause us to triumph.
A pure stream flows—never to be cut off—
bringing joy to the city where God makes His home,
the sacred site where the Most High chooses to live.
The True God never sleeps and always resides in the city of joy;
He makes it unstoppable, unshakable.
We are that city He makes unstoppable. And, God is able to make all grace abound to us, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, we may have an abundance for all He has called us to do! Because He who promised is faithful. Always.
Video Source: passionconferences
1 Yeomans, Dr. Lillian B (2006). His Healing Power: Four Classic Books on Healing, Complete in One Volume. Tulsa, OK. Harrison House Publishers
2 Caine, Christine (2014). Unstoppable: Running the Race You Were Born To Win. Grand Rapids, MI. Zondervan Publishing