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Give Birth to the Impossible
By Victoria Osteen - Dec 22, 2020
It's so easy to feel ordinary as we go through our daily routine. We go to work, come home, eat dinner, go to bed, get up the next morning, and do it again. I'm sure that's how Mary felt--like just an average teenage girl about to be married. But her plans all got interrupted as she was anything but ordinary. An angel came to her and said, "You are highly favored! The Lord is with you. You will conceive and give birth to a son...the Son of the Most High" (Luke 1:28, 31-32). God gave Mary what seemed like an impossible assignment, and her response was: "Be it unto me as you said."

Mary was highly favored of God, but it's not hard to imagine just how difficult it was for her to do what God called her to do. It's never easy to birth the promises of God. Mary had to change her life plans. She had to face the fact that when she showed up pregnant, the critics and naysayers would accuse her of the worst and that Joseph would almost certainly call off the wedding. Mary made the decision to embrace God's promise, no matter what it cost her.

What's interesting is that as soon as Mary accepted that seed of promise, she immediately went to her cousin Elizabeth's house (Luke 1:39-56). Elizabeth and her husband, Zechariah, were a godly couple, and Elizabeth was pregnant with her baby, John the Baptist. When Elizabeth saw Mary, she immediately began to encourage and to speak faith into Mary. Do you see that God took Mary out of a negative environment and put her in an environment where the seed of the promise would be protected and nurtured by the power of God?

You may be going through some difficult times right now, but hear this loud and clear. God says you are also blessed and highly favored. He has chosen you and put a seed of promise in you and given you an assignment that you need to protect. What environment have you put yourself in? Is it an environment with people of faith, an environment that God wants you to be in? Are you careful to protect that seed of promise? You need to get into an environment where it can grow, such as a good church where people know God and speak encouragement to your heart. Get His Word in you, so that when you go out to birth what God put in you, you'll withstand the challenges you'll face. Protect what He's given. Birth what He's put in you. Then you'll see God do the impossible just as Mary did.
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