The 80’s could be easily coined as the decade of change. Among the various world changing events, the one that stands out the most is the 1987 INF (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces) Treaty, an agreement between the United States and the Soviet Union to eliminate intermediate and short range nuclear and conventional missiles. Many “naysayers” of that decade said it would never happen, but “NEVER SAY NEVER.”
In 1989, there was the imposing Berlin Wall, separating East Berlin from West Berlin. Thousands climbed over the wall and joined their West Germans brethren on the other side in a huge celebration. In 1990, initiated by the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany unified as one country. Many thought they would never see that day, but “NEVER SAY NEVER.”
The Eighties brought some change to my life as well. In 1984, I met a gorgeous Canadian girl who stole my heart. I left my family and my home country of Italy in March of 1986 and in May of the same year got married in Toronto, Canada.
Stepping back to 1985…I remember just finishing my 24 hour duty as a Corporal in the Air Force, when I received an early morning call from my father asking me to rush home. My brother had been brought to the hospital and doctors said he had bi-lateral meningitis, which was really serious. The doctors feared he would not make it through the night and if he did, he would have permanent brain damage.
By the time I arrived at the hospital, my brother was awake and doing well, so what happened? My dad explained that as soon as he arrived at the hospital, not knowing what else to do, they started praying, calling the Pastor of our local congregation asking for prayer. Many church friends joined my parents in earnest and God answered. My brother had been touched by God almighty, no it was not luck or a positive turn of events. The doctors thought he would not live through the night but God proved them wrong. I remember the head neurologist coming around with interns the next morning and introduced my brother as a miracle.
God has the power to change life events and circumstances.
“NEVER SAY NEVER TO WHAT GOD CAN DO.”
We are the ones who at times set boundaries. We place God in the box of our limited understanding, but there are no boundaries-just endless possibilities when it comes to God.
So let me encourage you…you may be on the brink of despair, ready to lose your mind, quit and give up on life. You may be battling the toughest battle you’ve faced up to now or people may have disappointed you or used you and your resources to the point that you no longer feel you can trust people.
Perhaps you have an illness in your body, with no hope as it was for my brother. There is nothing you can do but throw yourself at the mercy of God who can step into your life and come to your rescue. No, you don’t have to do it alone and you can choose to trust God in the midst of your hell and let him open the door to new possibilities and divine opportunities.
Make God your highest appeal today – not your last resort!
Davide has a unique communication style that has given him a platform in the marketplace to use his “get the job done” skill set.God has instilled in Davide a passion to equip the body of Christ through teaching, mentoring and speaking life through experience and wisdom of years.He is deeply passionate about pursuing and cultivating the presence of God. He currently lives with his wife of 31 years, Lois in Charlotte, NC. They have 3 amazing children with their married spouses.