Luke 1:38 (AMP)
38 Then Mary said, “[a]Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.” And the angel left her.
Mary had just been presented with the most amazing news and the carrier of the said news was not a human being, but an angel sent from the very presence of God. There is only one issue, the news the angel came with sounds impossible and ridiculous, who would believe it.
Those who carry Gods vision to see it become a reality are men and women of faith.
Hebrews 11:6 (AMP)
6 But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him.
Faith is declaring those things that are not as though they are. To fulfill Gods vision you must see what God sees and you must believe that it will come to pass no matter what you see in the natural.
Can you imagine Mary trying to explain to her parents and to Joseph that she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit? It takes a strong and courageous person to see Gods vision through because you will be faced with lots of obstacles and even rejection. No wonder God would tell Joshua several times to be strong and courageous.
If you are a man or woman who is so concerned with what people will say about you then you can never see Gods vision over your life to the end. It takes a man or woman of strong character and conviction to keep walking and to remain faithful when the whole world around you thinks you are wrong, even those who are closest to you.
You and I must stay connected to God if we are to fulfill His vision over our lives. Remember Jesus said that unless we stay connected to Him, then we cannot bear fruit and we can do nothing.
In what areas are you challenged in your faith in believing that what God said will come to pass?
Do you ever find yourself afraid when it comes to fulfilling what God has called you to do? How do you overcome it?
What about Mary’s Character and her encounter with the angel really challenges and encourages you?