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His Promises Aren't Dependent on Man
By Victoria Osteen - Dec 03, 2015

In Scripture, when the angel visited Mary and told her that she would give birth to the Son of God, Mary had a pretty big question. She said, "How can this be seeing that I know not a man?" Mary wasn't married and had never been with a man. She was asking about the natural realm, but we can also look at this principle in a spiritual sense, too. God is saying today, "My promises are not dependent on man." You don't have to know certain people in order to fulfill your destiny. You don't have to have certain connections in the natural because the spirit of God will overshadow you to bring forth His promises.

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Sometimes we think, "If I could just get my boss to like me, then he'd give me that promotion. If I could just get to that certain school, then I'd be qualified. If I just had some important, influential friends, maybe I could get a good break." No, God's promises are not dependent on who you know or who you don't know. Promotion doesn't come from people. It comes from God. When it's your time to be promoted, healed or restored, God doesn't go check with your friends. His promises are not dependent on man.

Instead of considering your circumstances today, why don't you consider your God? The dream He has placed in your heart may seem impossible; it may look too big, but don't overanalyze it or reason it all out. Follow Mary's example. Dare to say, "God, I don't see a way, but I know You have a way. Let it happen to me according to Your Word."

Then trust that God is working behind the scenes. When thoughts come saying, "It's too late. It's impossible," learn to ignore them. That may be one report, but remember God has another report. He always has an option we cannot see. It doesn't matter where you've been or who you know when you are a child of Almighty God!

"The angel answered, 'The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you…'" (Luke 1:35, NIV)
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