Living Life Expecting the Impossible by Jennifer Rosario de Casiano
The word “impossible” belongs to a family of other dead end, lifeless
words such as never, unimaginable, unattainable and hopeless, to
name a few. If you consciously read these words aloud to yourself or
even quietly you should be able to feel the negativity attached to them
and the dark emotions that these words begin to stir up within you. As
Christ followers, we know that these emotions are whispers that attempt
to seep into our spirits and that they do not come from The Lord but
rather from the enemy. “God is not the God of the dead but of the
living” (Matthew 22:32).
When faced with words or situations in life that relate to anything as
being an impossibility, we must remember to dress ourselves in the
armor of god and face those battles of fear, uncertainty and doubt with
the protection of The Lord. The lord has equipped us as His soldiers
with an armor that protects our bodies, minds and spirits. Block those
fears of impossibilities with the belt of truth around your waist which
tells us His truth in Luke 1:37 that “with God nothing will be
impossible”. He is the God of the impossible.
Protect your heart with the breast plate of righteousness that will guard
you from evil attacks and deception. Stand firm in the shoes of
readiness that will give you balance and protect you when crossing
those rough terrains. These shoes are the shoes of peace that God has
planted us in. We will walk in the peace of God that surpasses all
understanding. Raise up your shield of faith “with which you can
extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil
one” (Ephesians 6:16).
Put on your helmet of salvation which protects your mind, eyes and
ears which can each act as portals for the enemy to enter into and attack
our spirits through. A soldier without a helmet may as well have no
armor on at all, for without protecting our most vulnerable assets, we
will not win the battle against the dark forces of the evil one. The mind
is the primary control center for the rest of our bodies and spirit. Change
from within and strength must begin with the mind and soul having a
healthy connection and firm stance in The Lord, our God.
Lastly, when any one tells you that anything is impossible, swing that
sword of the spirit, which is the word of God and declare to them that
you are “Expecting the Impossible” because God is the God of miracles,
the God of the impossible, the God who has healed the blind (Mark
8:22-2), has raised the dead on multiple accounts, and is the feeder of
the multitudes (Matthew 14:19-20, 15:36-37). He is the almighty
overcomer of what seems impossible and tells us to stand in faith and
expect the impossible from Him.
Below are just a few of my personal experiences with overcoming the
impossible with God by my side:
At the age of two I survived a ruptured appendix. For two weeks I had
lived with that ruptured appendix. Finally, the doctors had made the
discovery and found an inexplicable, never-seen-before, thick wall of
tissue formed around my appendix trapping the poison that should have
spread throughout my body and killed me. I was labeled the miracle
child in that hospital for the next 10 years of my life.
At 8 years old, I developed chronic asthma and extremely
poor vision, very suddenly. I spent 20 years in and out of the hospitals
struggling to breathe every day. Asthma nearly took my life on many
occasions. Today I’m living with hardly any asthma symptoms due the
wonderfully made natural herbal remedies that I discovered in my late
twenties, which completely changed my quality of life. While I still
struggle with my vision, I’m able to wear corrective lenses and now
contacts as well. I still have hope for further healing of my eyes.
At the age of 14 I nearly lost my life to Lyme Disease. As a freshman in
high school, I was entering stage 4 of Lyme and all of my family and
friends bid me farewell on my death bed. The doctors said there was
nothing more they could do for me and sent me home to die in peace.
Through lots of prayer another miracle occurred. During one of the last
farewell visits I received, a Catholic woman of faith who had been
praying for me along with my mother, brought me a Caribbean home
remedy tea and within minutes, I could miraculously speak, sit up,
breathe and begin to slowly walk again. The hand of God was on me
and those believers that day.
In my 30th birthday celebration photos you will find me in a
wheelchair. I suffered a car accident which left me with spinal injuries
that prevented me from walking. The doctors had told me that if I did
not resume walking within 6 months, I would likely never walk again. I
did not believe that it would be impossible for me to walk again. I
believed that the impossible was possible with God. It was a two-and-a-half-year
journey of praying, rolling in faith, seeking treatments and
finally learning how to walk again.
I am living and walking proof that both you and I can expect the
impossible. Ultimately, you will find what you seek and will manifest
what you think and believe in, whether it’s positive or negative.
Therefore, if you stand in faith and create a mental paradigm shift,
changing your perspective on the word ‘impossible’ can cause you to
change the meaning and outcome of the word from something
unachievable to the contrary, absolutely obtainable. Through a focus on
faith, dependence on God’s word and a change of perspective,
“Impossible” becomes “I’m Possible”.
About the Author…
JENNY ROSARIO de CASIANO is an actor, spokesperson, author, and philanthropist living in Florida with her husband. Jenny wrote her children’s book, “Sunny Days with Mommy & Me”, based on her own experience as a single mother to her son, Marcos. She has significantly fond memories of their time together living with their dog, Harley, when Marcos was between four and six years old. Marcos now at-tends Yale University while Jenny writes children’s books, continues to work as an actor, and enjoys taking part in missionary work around the world. Visit Jenny’s website here. Connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.
The Christian Authors Network Speak Up Competition
The Speak Up Competition, sponsored by the Christian Authors Network, is a powerful source of hope and light for people all over the world. This year’s theme, “Expect the Impossible,” is a reminder that no matter how dark our situations may look, we always have hope because we know that all things are possible with God! The inspirational messages featured in this series are from the round one finalists. Stay tuned for updates as the competition progresses, and please pray with us that God will use this competition to bless and encourage His people. We know that the speak up community has the power to make a difference in this world, and we can’t wait to see what God does through us!