In response to the messenger angel, Mary declared, "I am the Lord's slave" (Luke 1:38). Being a disciple of Jesus is to be His servant/slave (Phil. 1:1; Eph. 6:6; Rom. 6:22). Being a slave of God opens a world of seemingly impossible possibilities.
One thing that touches hearts about the olympics being watched around the world is seeing the victory of achieving the seemingly impossible. Yet, it is through years of hard work and commitment that athletes get to that moment. I'm sure they would testify about days they felt like slaves to coaches and trainers who helped them get ready for the moment of truth where victory was within their reach.
We each have a calling and victory over the impossible is within reach through Christ Jesus ( 1 Cor. 15:57). That is good news.
The call of God for Mary, and for any follower of Christ, is an impossible demand.....which magnifies the possibilities of verses like Philippians 4:13. Yes to hard work and commitment, but even a greater need for being a slave to Christ who makes impossibilities possibilities.
As Michael Card says it, "To become obedient to His call always means becoming a slave to the impossible."
What is ahead for you that seems impossible?