Thursday, September 8, 2011


It’s Tessa, here, writing to you from the Southeastern U.S…

I don’t know about you, but I have a pipedream. It used to take the form of something like a publishing contract—until that event came to pass. Now, my pipedream has transitioned into something else. In fact, I have several of them. Most still writing related and ministry correlated, I find the vision for a “higher purpose” has expanded.

In the events of life and travel, I’ve seen things transpire I never thought I would, leaving me amazed and speechless. How can the impossible be possible?

Well, isn’t God the God of the impossible? I think once in a while the Almighty does things to confound us, sending us the message that he’s still in control and, by golly, shouldn’t he get the glory for the things we know we couldn’t have done ourselves?

Yet, we have a role to play. Sometimes I witness people afraid to take lofty risks for fear of failure or rejection, but if we never take those risks then we’ll never know the outcome of our highest destiny. In my opinion, it’s better to try, and try again, or believe, pray, and wait with steadfastness. Eventually, we’ll achieve something. It might not be exactly as we’ve mapped out. Nonetheless, we’ll get there and experience at least a portion of what we’ve dared to aspire under divine providence, resulting in doors opening we never even knew existed. The Lord can do anything through our relationship with him.

Recently, I shared one of my metamorphosed pipedreams with someone. His response was, “That’s outlandish.”

“God is the God of outlandish,” I said.

“It’ll never happen.”

I looked at him. “It can. He can do the impossible. This dream in my heart grows stronger everyday and I’m going to believe him for it.”

“That’s ridiculous,” he continued.

“God is the God of ridiculous,” I said.

“You’re being absurd.”

I shrugged. “Makes sense, since I’m created by a wonderfully absurd Creator.”

That’s part of the beauty of blind faith. It’s like a surprise birthday party that can occur anytime anywhere.

“For every mountain there is a miracle.” – Robert H. Schuller

A former contemporary dancer and missionary, Tessa Stockton, who also found involvement in politics and human rights groups, wrote The Unforgivable (RisenFiction April/2011)—her first book in the political intrigue series, Wounds of South America.


  1. This is something I've been thinking about a lot lately. God is so much bigger than anything we can even imagine. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love this post, Tessa. That's the kind of conversation is the kind I would have with someone who thought my dreams were impossible.:) But, I have His Word and His promises and I'll stand by them any day, rather than rationalising why it can't happen. Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. "I'm created by wonderful absurb Creator" I love that! When we are 'tuned' into Him, He leads us beyond what we could ever, ever imagine!

  4. I like the idea of 'absurdity'. the bigger and more impossible the dream, the more God can shine through it!

  5. Tessa, insightful post! Thanks for encouraging us to take risks and pursue our seemingly impossible dreams :)

  6. Thank you for your meaningful comments! God is good. : )

  7. Sorry, Tessa. I'm often late with my comments but I agree with you wholeheartedly. "Whatsoever you ask in My name believe that you have it." If the conviction grows stronger, it surely is His Holy Spirit giving the guarantee!

    God bless