All Things Are Possible

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

The future must have seemed hopeless for George Washington Carver. He lived during a time when there were few opportunities and overwhelming obstacles for African-Americans.

Born on a farm in Missouri around 1864, he had a difficult childhood. His body was frail, and he often was sick. He never really knew his natural father. While still an infant, Carver – along with his sisters and mother – was kidnapped by raiders. Although he was rescued, the others died or disappeared.

Yet Carver did not allow these obstacles to stand in his way. He demonstrated determination and a drive to learn. He eventually graduated from Iowa Agricultural College where he taught before moving on to Tuskegee College in Alabama.

In spite of what seemed like impossible barriers, Carver went on to make many amazing discoveries, including hundreds of innovative uses for peanuts, soybeans, pecans, and sweet potatoes. He also developed a crop rotation method that revolutionized agriculture.

What was his secret? Faith in God. He prayed, “those whom He has redeemed learn to walk with Him not only daily or hourly,” but moment by moment. He asked God for wisdom “to do His will.” Carver simply believed that all things were possible.

Think about your life. Whatever you face, trust in God. Don’t limit Him. Fill your mind with His Word, and be ready to step out in faith. Believe that He will answer your prayers. If you ask, all things are possible.