There is an idea that says, “Within our own strength it is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Whether we believe in God or not, is not the question here. Rather I’m curious about what makes us think things are impossible or possible.
Impossible is hard. We can’t see the way. We’d rather not try. We will most likely fail. It hurts. We can’t do it alone.
Possible can be hard, too. But. We can see a way. We’re willing to try. We think we might succeed. We don’t think we’ll get hurt. We have what we need to start trying.
I’m realizing as I write this that “possible” is not “guaranteed.” Yet, we go for it. We dive in. We begin.
Language has its own power. If we say, “That’s impossible.” Then it is. Even our imagination will never believe it to be possible – until our senses experience it. But if we say, “That’s possible,” we give ourselves space to also say, “I don’t know, but I can try.”
Nothing is guaranteed to come to fruition. If we don’t try, we’ll never know.