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Don't Get Stuck on the How

Updated on July 26, 2012
Pastor David author of Sufficient Grace
Pastor David author of Sufficient Grace

One of the greatest obstacles to our living a victorious life is the question mark. Yes, I'm talking about the punctuation that depicts a question. When we can't figure out how to do it we typically assume it can't be done. However, just because we don't know how it can be done in no way means it can't be done.

Faith always works when it is unwavering, but it is the question mark that defeats our steadfastness. The wavering of our faith is directly related to our inability to determine how God will overcome our situation. It's what I call getting stuck on the how. Your faith will never go beyond the question mark that is in your heart. It is our responsibility to remove all question marks and know that with God all things are possible.

I remember the miracle of the hamburger that took place in my life. It took place when I was in my early twenties. I was broke, frustrated, and very discouraged. I didn't know what to do so I just got in my car and started driving. I ended up parking underneath a local theater's marquee sign. It really seemed that my life was on a course where I would not amount to anything significant. In my frustration I cried out, "Lord, I am suppose to be your child. However, nothing is going right. I don't even have enough money to buy a hamburger!"

I was totally frustrated and began to drive off. At the second stop light I heard a horn honk. I looked over and there was a guy that I worked with who lived in another city. It was really strange to see him. I rolled down my window and he asked what I was doing. I told him that I was just driving around and he said, "Let me buy you a hamburger."

In something as insignificant as a hamburger the Lord showed me He knew exactly where I was and what I was going through. He not only provided the hamburger, but my life totally changed. The Lord taught me a great lesson out of 2 Corinthians 4:18:

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. (KJV)

Don't place limits on who you are because of your current situations. Don't focus on how it will change, but focus on the God who is able to change all things. God loves you and knows exactly what you are going through. He also knows exactly how to get you from where you are right now to the desires of your heart. Make your focus Jesus and allow Him to add all things to your life.

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    • ThePastor profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from California

      @Sparrow - thanks for your contribution

    • ThePastor profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from California

      @Eric - it's amazing how those small things really show the awesomeness of God

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      Eric Mulford 

      5 years ago from Prattville, Alabama

      I had a similiar experience that involved $10, a thunderstorm, and Auto Parts store, and miles away from home. It too changed my life. I realized that where ever I am, God is aready there. Nothing takes Him by surprise. He alone is more than sufficient!!!

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      5 years ago

      This is great! I often catch myself trying to figure out how God will be able to do things. I stop myself there and know thankfully, that He is not limited to the solutions I am able to dream up.

    • ThePastor profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from California

      @gingerka - thanks for commenting. I agree. It is always encouraging to look back upon past impossible situations to draw strength for the current issue. David did this also when he was about to face Goliath, he looked back on his victory over the bear and the lion to declare what would happen with the new issue. Blessings!

    • gingerka profile image


      5 years ago from Colorado

      God has done wonderful things in my life when all seemed hopeless.


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