Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the people to get moving! Pick up your staff and raise your hand over the sea. Divide the water so the Israelites can walk through the middle of the sea on dry ground. (Exodus 14:15-16 NLT)
The Israelites were camped on the bank of the Red Sea. The Egyptian army was bearing down on them. God’s next move was so fantastic, so radical, no human could have thought of it.
Some immense, intractable barrier stands between us and progress. How many problems like that exist in our workplaces, where our assumptions have become so ingrained, and the fear of ridicule and eye-rolling so great, that we take it for granted that some obstacles can never be overcome, and so we don’t even bring it up?
God calls us to the limits of what we can do so that He can reveal to us what He is capable of doing, but that requires surrender and humility, which can be in short supply among today’s leaders.
Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God.” (Mark 10:27 NLT)