In the movie “Last Holiday”, Queen Latifah plays the role of Georgia Bird, a woman who works in a department store. Her character had a scrap book called Possibilities where she had placed photos of the places she wanted to see in her life. It had photos of things she would like to do and even the man she wanted to marry. After years of adding photos and dreaming about her possibilities a doctor tells her she has three weeks to live. She was crushed and thought her possibilities were lost. Then she changes her mind and sets off on a wonderful journey to experience all of those possibilities before her death.
If I had a book of possibilities it would include an Alaskan cruise, trips to see the California Sequoia trees, Tokyo, and Brazil. There would be pictures of unique meals I’ve seen on television that I’d like to try. I’d also like to learn to bow hunt and own a motorcycle. Oh, and there would be pictures of the Lakers because I want to at least go to one game in my lifetime.
What about your scrap book? Would there be photos of places you have never been? Would there be photos of cars you want to drive or houses you want to build? Would your book of possibilities have photos of people you would like to meet? Would it be filled with activities you have never tried like sky diving or deep sea fishing? What are the things in your scrap book that haven’t become a reality yet?
What does any of that have to do with your faith in God? Everything. God has his own possibilities for your life.
But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” (I Corinthians 2:9 NKJV)
Even though we have our own possibilities, God has possibilities prepared for you and I. He has thoughts about us and plans for our health and success that are kept close to his heart. Because of our relationship with God he reveals these possibilities to us in his word, prayer, and worship.
People look at us every day and have no idea of what God is doing behind the scenes. They have no idea that God is setting us up for promotion. They have no idea that God is moving resources into place for us to acquire them. Regardless of what they’ve seen in our past or heard about our present, they can’t begin to fathom the possibilities that God has in store for our future.