I’m reminded of my daughter’s softball game 2 years ago, especially as she gets ready to participate in another state tournament.
I am really excited for her and her team. They have worked so hard to get to this point. However, right now, I’m remembering a lesson the Lord had prepared for me a couple of years prior.
My daughter was playing in the same tournament and the same team in Portland. I was excited for being blessed in this experience. As we headed to the first game 3 hours away, I thought (for sure) my daughter would play a couple of great games and then we would head home. Honestly, I never entertained the idea that they might actually win the State Championship Game.
While we were there, the team had won and they had lost. It was an emotional roller coaster from day to day. By the end of the week, they were on their way to play in the Oregon State Championship Game. The only catch. . . . they had to beat the undefeated team.
It didn’t start out great for our team. We were down about 6 points most of the game. The girls were up against a seasoned team, who was tough and fierce. It didn’t look good. I remember praying and also accepting that my daughter and her team were blessed to have gotten as far as they did.
I remember saying to myself, “Second place is a great accomplishment and placement. It will be good enough.”
However, in the last inning, my daughter’s team pulled out of being behind to actually winning the championship game!!
Emotions were high and I remember surprising myself, as I jumped out of my seat in excitement, while crying tears of joy.
It was such a powerful moment of overcoming. Yet, for a moment, I was in disbelief of the win.
The Lord quickly reminded me how I had forgotten about the power in one who has faith. He said, “Any impossible situation, big or small, can be possible with a little bit of faith.”
All I had to do was trust, have faith, and believe. He taught me that even when a situation or circumstance seems grim, or looks like there is no hope, he continues to be much greater.
He is more than what I am capable of imagining or able to take in. He is the possible in the impossible. He is the possibility in all things. Allow God to be the doorway to any challenge or circumstance you are experiencing today.
~ Baring His Beauty,