Doing the Impossible in 2015: GOD WANTS TO GIVE YOU A SECOND CHANCE! • 1. God has already helped people in worse conditions than you! • Manasseh • “Now when he (Manasseh) was in affliction, he implored the Lord his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers, and prayed to Him; and He received his entreaty, heard his supplication, and brought him back to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the Lord was God” (2 Chronicles 33.12-13) Doing the Impossible in 2015! • 2. Shake off guilt and condemnation. • SAMSON • Judges 16.28 Then Samson prayed to the Lord, "Sovereign Lord, remember me again. O God, please strengthen me just one more time. • After all the mistakes he had made, Samson had the audacity to believe that God would hear him and God would answer him with the strength, favour and blessing that he had had before he had made his mistakes. Doing the Impossible in 2015! • 3. God will forgive you AND ALSO He will bless you. • PETER • Jesus told Peter that he would deny him three times before the rooster crowed. • Nothing you have done is a surprise to God. • Too many think that God will forgive us BUT not bless us, after what we have done. He will forgive me but He won't use me. Doing the Impossible in 2015! • 4. Go BOLDLY to the throne of grace • Heb 4.16 "Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.“ • JACOB. • Jacob took advantage of his brother's hunger and stole his birthright. • He then deceived his father for his brother's first-born blessing. • Jacob wanted to change. He met the angel at the brook and wrestled with him. Jacob refused to let him leave until he had blessed him. • God not only gave him the blessing but he also changed his name from deceiver to prince with God. Doing the Impossible in 2015! • 5. Stop finding fault with yourself • THOMAS • Thomas refused to believe the reports and the disciples. He was doubting. • Jesus came straight to Thomas when they gathered together. He did not go to the faithfilled ones but to the doubter. • Thomas said, Lord I believe. Jesus could have been cross with him. But God does not judge you by your mistakes. Doing the Impossible in 2015! • 6. Be like a child • Jesus taught that we need to have the faith of a little child. • When children make mistakes they don't sit around for 6 months feeling bad about it and thinking that they have missed their destiny in life. • Let your mistakes go and move forward with your life. Doing the Impossible in 2015! • You are not a failure until you quit... you are a learner. • When our children are learning to walk we cheer and clap at every step. • We cry out you are walking. We don't tell them about all the times they fell down! • God is not focused on all the times you fall but he is preparing you for greater things! Doing the Impossible in 2015!