Is It Right?

“God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supply.”
–Hudson Taylor

I like to think of myself as a really practical guy. I buy things that would hopefully last for a really long time. I do research on all of my big purchases to make sure I get the best bang for my buck. I’m always prepared for any situation, disaster, or zombie apocalypse.

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And so it’s no surprise that I like to live within the realm of what’s possible when it comes to doing anything. I’m always asking the practical question, “Is it possible for me (or us) to do this?” And if there aren’t enough good reasons to lead me to believe that something is possible to do at the moment, I tend to scrap it completely. Asking if something is possible to do is important for practical thinkers such as myself. Humanity would no doubt suffer a great deal if everyone kept attempting to do the impossible with little regard for the practical. (No matter how hard human beings try, we aren’t going to fly down a building flapping our own two arms!) But there’s a more important question to ask when it comes to considering if something is impossible: “Is it the right thing to do?” Because if it’s ultimately the right thing to do, we can trust that God will supply the means to accomplish it.

I attended a spiritual retreat a couple of months ago. The speaker, Charles Price, captured this very idea when he said, “Never ask what is possible. Ask what is right. Because if it is right, God will make it possible.” If something is God-honoring, Biblically-sound, and right in God’s eyes, then it matters little if we think it’s possible to accomplish or not. If it’s the right thing to do, God will ensure that it gets done and we can trust that He will supply the means to do it. As Hudson Taylor said, “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply.”