Letting Go of “No Way” Thinking

No way.

How often we say that to the Lord. We may not utter the words out loud, but the manner in which we live proclaims it loud and clear.

We declare it most when we’re going through dark days—whether in our marriages, in our relationships with our children or other loved ones, in hard times with our health.

We look at situations and assert “There is no way…”

If we were to finish the sentence honestly, it would be “…that God can come through in this.”

No way thinking causes us to give up on God’s intervention.  It embraces unbelief.

No way thoughts I’ve had in the past are:

–There is no way I can stay in this marriage.

–There is no way I can lose weight.

–There is no way this person can be saved.

–There is no way I can stop this bad habit.

And the list goes on.

Yet in the middle of my “no way” mindset where spiritual blindness and deafness have begun to set in, God whispers: “Elaine,

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19 NIV

He reminds me:

As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts Isaiah 55:9

And when it comes to my struggles in relationships, once I start really listening, He brings back to my mind that there’s one thing that rules His way which I tend to leave out of mine.

And yet I will show you a still more excellent way [one that is better by far and the highest of them all–love]. 1 Corinthians 12:31 AMP

Today as I once again battle “no way” thinking, I’m determined to embrace God’s whispers of truth. I will let go of my way and embrace a far superior, life-changing, supernatural way.


How about you? Have you fallen into the trap of “no way” thinking? Today will You embrace God and His way? Wonders will follow.

About elainecreasman

I am a freelance writer and inspirational speaker. Since 1986 I have led the Suncoast Christian Writers Group.
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2 Responses to Letting Go of “No Way” Thinking

  1. Julie says:

    Thanks for the uplifting admonition. I, too, want to change my “no way” thinking.

  2. Mary Ardis says:

    After reading your blog on “Letting Go of “No Way” Thinking the scripture that came to my mind is where in John 14 vs. 6 Jesus says to Thomas, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” Next time I get one of those “no way” thoughts I’ll remember the one who is The Way can make a Way in any situation. Thank you for reminding me of this! God bless you for being such a faithful blogger.

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