It’s easy in life to think that we have the strength to do it all, sometimes. That’s a lesson that the Lord has been teaching me recently. Many us (me first in line) think that we have to do it, and something just as bad, that we can do it all.
So for me, hearing the words of Zechariah 4: 5-7 were really good for me. Listen to what it says:
5Then the angel who talked with me answered me, ‘Do you not know what these are?’ I said, ‘No, my lord.’ 6He said to me, ‘This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says the Lord of hosts. 7What are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain; and he shall bring out the top stone amid shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”
The Lord tells Zerubbabel that it is not by human might or power or strength that things happen. But it is by the spirit of the Lord.
Though what power are you (and I) trying to make things happen? Is it our own strength? Our own might? Our own power? Our own stuff?
I know I’m tempted to rely upon myself first, instead of turning to the only real source of our strength, God.
Today, you can’t do it all. You really can’t. No one can. Hear those words. Stop exhausting yourself trying to do it yourself. Know that only the power of God’s Spirit can make these things happen. Not by our might, or our strength, or our power.
But by God’s Spirit.
Today, what are you turning to? Where do we turn? What are you relying upon?
Don’t do it by yourself. Turn to God.
And in Him, and through His spirit, you will find more power than you can ever imagine.