Between the difficult and the impossible there lies an infinite distance. No dint of human effort or mortal genius can alter the nature of such a boundary. Each individual believes he knows with certainty precisely where these boundaries have been laid. For instance:
I am not good at math; I am a poor artist; I hate reading; I don’t like children; I have no patience with…
It is to God’s glory that such boundaries are, instead, a mystery to each man and woman. Discipleship is the continual discovery of the re-moval of those boundaries, such that the student of Christ comes to believe, with greater and greater confidence, that he or she truly can do all things through He who strengthens him (Philippians 4:13).
It makes no difference whether such boundaries were sometimes mere illusions. It is only in Christ, in the Truth, that the new creation is set free. It is in His re-moval of every boundary (mental, physical, psychological, spiritual) that we come into a new and greater thanksgiving–finding that our boundary lines truly have been set in goodly places…that is, in the infinitude of God’s grace and power (Psalm 16:6).