How To Do The Impossible

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All of us have faith.

We can’t help it. Human beings are designed to believe in something. Or else we can’t operate in this world.

If you sit on a chair, you need to have faith that it won’t fall apart. (My friend, who is 284 pounds, has really strong faith in his chairs!) If you eat in a restaurant, you need to have faith that the cooks are decent people who don’t put poison in the food. If you drive on a two-way street, you must have faith that the drivers coming in the opposite direction won’t cross that yellow line between you.

Living in this world requires faith. Without faith, you can’t even sit, eat or drive. It’s just a question of what you’ll have faith on.

Let me shock you: An atheist has faith. He has faith in his logic, his thinking and in his perceptions — much more than religious traditions.

A fearful person has faith. He has faith that the monsters that he’s afraid of are possibly real and violent and powerful.

Oh believe me, it’s so easy to have faith in big things — like mountains…

Do You Believe in God or in the Mountain?

Mountains seem big. They’re one of the biggest things our eyes can see. And mountains seem permanent. You don’t wake up each morning asking, “Hmm, I wonder if Mount Everest

will still be there today…”

Some of us think of our problems as mountains. Because our problems are big. You see your financial problem, your physical sickness, and your relationship conflict as a mountain.

Many times, problems seem permanent, too! 

But they’re not.

I believe God is permanent. And God’s love is permanent. And God’s plan to bless you is permanent. And you are permanent!

But all problems are temporary.

It’s really your choice.

Will you have faith in God or in your mountains?

Jesus tells us what we should choose: “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them” (Mark 11:22-23).

3 Steps to Move Your Mountains

Do you want to move your mountains?

There are three very crucial steps that you need to


Step 1: Identify your mountain.

Step 2: Identify your authority over the mountain.

Step 3: Identify where you want the mountain to go.

First Step: Identify Your Mountain

Mountains are made up of many layers.

In one sense, mountains are built on top of each other.

Like mountains, your problems are made up of many

layers. Your problems are built on top of each other, too.

Understand that you have two kinds of problems: a surface problem and a source problem. You can’t solve the surface problem without solving the source problem.

Second Step:

Identify Your Authority over the Mountain

Jesus said, “Tell the mountain….” When people have a mountain of problems, they pray.

And that’s very good.

But there comes a point when you should stop praying for your mountains and start talking to your mountains. 

Because there comes a point when you have to switch from a victim mentality to a victor’s mentality.

If you’re sick, say, “Sickness, I command you to leave in Jesus’ name. And in place of sickness, I now receive health into my body. I now receive Jesus’ strength, vitality and

power. I command all malfunctioning organs to be restored, in Jesus’ name.”

Speak words of faith.

It may not happen overnight.

But in the unseen realm, things are changing in your


In the Bible, Jesus spoke to the fig tree. He said, “You shall not bear fruit again.” The next day, true enough, the Bible says it was dried up all the way from the roots to the


But that was the next day.

When Jesus said His words to the fig tree, it seemed asthough nothing happened to the tree. It still looked normal. But when Jesus spoke the words, immediately something happened in its root system. Below the surface, invisible to the eye, the tree started drying up.

In the same way, when you speak words of faith, it seems as if nothing is happening. But below the surface, invisible to the eye, God is starting something in your situation.

When you say, “I claim the conversion of my children for the Lord,” it may seem as though your kids are still walking away from God. But you have to believe that God is starting to work deep in their hearts, unseen by you or by anyone else.

When you say, “I claim healing in my body,” it may seem as though you’re as sick as ever — but believe that God is starting the work of healing deep in your inner body

as you speak.

Incredible power is released when we speak to our


Are You a Complainer or a Conqueror?

Here’s what I noticed: Jesus didn’t use the word “beg” or “plead” or “convince.” He said “tell” the mountain to go.

Jesus wants you to know you have authority over that mountain. That authority comes from God.

You see, when you have problems, you have two choices. You can either be a complainer. Or you can be a conqueror.

Complainers talk about what’s happening but conquerors make things happen. Complainers are victims but conquerors are victors. Complainers are mountain experts, mountain observers, mountain analyzers, mountain evaluators…

But conquerors are mountain movers.

Don’t Dwell on the Mountain

Once upon a time, David faced a mountain named Goliath.

When young David came into the scene of the battle, all the soldiers were complainers. Every single one of them!

Everyone was saying, “My gosh, look at the giant! Look at those giant legs. Look at those giant arms. He’s so big. He’s a monster. He probably eats his own children for breakfast!

And when he’s still hungry, he eats his nephews and nieces!”

But David wasn’t a complainer. He was a conqueror. He didn’t dwell on the mountain. He dwelt on the Mountain Mover, his Father in heaven. He said, “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the Living God? You come to me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord Almighty.”

Don’t focus on the mountain.

Focus on the Mountain Mover.

Third Step:

Identify Where You Want the Mountain to Go

This step is very critical.

Don’t let your thoughts dwell on the problem; let your thoughts dwell on the solution. Don’t let your thoughts dwell on where you are now; let your thoughts dwell on where you want to go.

Let There Be Light

You’ve heard me say this before. What you focus on grows.

So if all you think about is your problem, your problem will grow bigger and bigger in your mind and in your reality.

Decide today to focus on your blessing!

I’m not saying, “Deny your problem.” In fact, a while ago, I told you to identify your problem. That’s Step 1.

Unless you admit and take responsibility for your problem, you’ll not be able to solve it. You can’t go to Step 3 without going through Step 1.

But after identifying your problem, you have to start identifying the solution to your problem. Jesus instructed us to tell the mountain to “go” somewhere.

When God created the world, He didn’t say, “Darkness, disappear!” He didn’t say, “Evening, go away!” He didn’t say, “Nighttime, vanish before me!” He said, “Let there be light.”

The focus was on light, not on darkness. In the same way, don’t focus on the problem, but focus

on the blessing that will replace the problem.

Don’t just say, “Sickness, go away.” You need to say, “I now receive health in my body, I receive vitality and strength and restoration in all the cells of my body.”

Don’t just say, “Debt, go away.” Say, “I receive financial freedom and abundance and simplicity!”

Why should you do this? Because your words create your reality. The blessings of God are out there. They are everywhere. 

You are swimming in an ocean of blessings!

But when you speak words of blessing, something happens to the speaker. Something happens to you: You open yourself to the ocean of blessings that you are proclaiming about.

Dwell on How Big Your God Is

Let me say it again: What you focus on grows. (I will never grow tired of reminding you of this powerful spiritual principle. This law rules this universe.)

If you focus on the mountain, the mountain will grow. If you focus on your God, God will “grow” in your perspective. So focus on God.

Don’t dwell on how big your mountain is. Don’t dwell on how big your problem is. Don’t dwell on how big your difficulty is. Don’t dwell on how big your sickness is.

Stop telling God how big your mountains are; start telling your mountains how big your God is!

Let your thoughts dwell on your big God and say, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Once you move your mountains, the next thing to do is to enlarge your territories…

*This excerpt was taken from the book “How To Do The Impossible” by Bo Sanchez. Available in paperback and e-book copy at


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