• Belinda Lane

Discussion: Impossible… Speak to It

May 7, 2021


This week, I watched a documentary on Zig Ziglar (You Were Born to Win) twice. We admire him for his many sayings, which has transformed lives in an impactful matter.


“I’ll See You at the Top and I’ll See You Over the top”

“Failure is an Event, not a Person”

“Yesterday ended and we have a new day to start a fresh,”

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four-hour days.”

“Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs,”

“You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great,”

“F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything and Run’ or ‘Face Everything and Rise.’

The choice is yours.”

“No one on the face of the earth can make you feel inferior without your permission.”


After looking at this and meditating on it for a period, the question that comes to mind: How do we determine as an individual when considering something (of importance or a problem) and maintain “It’s Impossible”? How is it we consider what has triggered our mind and desires that we want to accomplish, yet we back away? In additionally, what have I held within myself when something that has drawn my attention while stirring my heart to then say “this is impossible?” What creates the distrust? We know it is within us to do, still, how does disbelief enters in and occupy parts of us? While life is waiting for a decision.


Aristotle quoted, “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom”. Another quote is “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it”. Whether you agree with the Greek philosophers, they give you food for thought. Questions: Do you truly know yourself or are you living with someone else’s definition of you? Whose thoughts are you holding onto regarding… you? I ask again, “what have I believed within myself when something that has attracted my attention and stirred my heart that I shun away as impossible”?


Am I accepting what is taking place outside of me and internalizing it? Example: I don’t have the money, the education, the proper connection. Or I was born on the wrong side of the tracks (this is from my days). Are you seeing from the outside in or looking from the inside out?


In this documentary of Zig Ziglar, there were many participants who spoke of their life and what they had gone through to make it ‘over the top’. Stories of abuse, drugs and things adults spoke to them, suppressing their spirit at a youthful age. Still there was something inside through the suffering and the disappointments, something within held them up. It is my conviction, each one of us comes into this life with a God-given gift. It is up to us to apply it or not. And it is the hand of God that upholds us within as we withstand the storms in our lives.


I believe my final thought will help us to stand during the storm of Impossible to Possible.


Mark 4:37-41 King James Version:

And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, what manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?


We must remember who we are and there is nothing in our genealogy (bloodline) and DNA that support ‘Impossible’. The scripture gave us examples of what to do in our storm… hold on to faith, don’t fear and rest! This manner of man who (in his human form) spoke to the storm and the storm ceased. He showed us every aspect of how to deal with the ‘Impossible’ in our lives… Speak to it!


Jennifer Hudson - The Impossible Dream - YouTube

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"You'll Never Walk Alone" - Young People’s Chorus of New York City - #COVIDMemorial - YouTube

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