The Bible is a history of God taking ordinary people and doing miracles through them. They weren’t special people but they became special through what God did through them.
God will use people who say YES to Him despite their circumstances saying NO.
“This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.” (Matthew 1: 18-19)
This is how it all came about. What? The most amazing happening God ever did, the incarnation of Christ, happened because of a set of circumstances that were unpleasant, challenging, offensive and dangerous. God took hold of these circumstances of life and used them as tools in his hand. Don’t ignore or rubbish your circumstances. It may look so wrong but it can be so right.
Everything around you can be saying NO, but it is what you say that matters.
Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph. It was a 2 year journey leading to the consummation of the marriage. The first year was as important as the second and the woman could only get out of it by a divorce. It was a fixed position. This announcement of a child would leave the circumstance saying NO.
Most women would be delighted to hear news they are pregnant, but not Mary.
What if the Holy Spirit coming upon you turns out to be life-changingly difficult?!
Mary the virgin conceived. Think about that for a moment. This cannot be a God thing. Who is the man?
It can look to others like God is no-where near and not involved with what He has in fact actually caused.
Mary was so available to Him that she was willing for God to seriously mess up her future? Are you? …
It can be difficult when the natural evidence is convincing.
Sometimes the wrong thing in people’s eyes who don’t know the full story is actually the right thing.