This is the source of your success.
by Chris Jones
What can anyone really do? With all the problems we face, are we really capable of doing anything to bring change? Try as we might through political pressure, human manipulation, blood sweat and tears, sheer will of the human spirit or the financial resources of an entire planet, it seems few strategies are capable of really changing the trajectory of humanity.
As overwhelming as the task might seem, it’s undeniably God’s plan that we play a part in turning the world to Him. It’s natural, then, to excuse our lack of action by questioning our limitations. It’s natural. However, if we’re always only doing what comes naturally, we’ll forever miss what God is doing supernaturally.
God’s ability to intervene on our behalf is beautifully illustrated in 2 Kings 6:15-17. It says, “When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. ‘Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?’ the servant asked. ‘Don’t be afraid,’ the prophet answered. ‘Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’ And Elisha prayed, ‘Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.’ Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”
There’s much to which God has called us as children, as friends, as servants, as warriors. Many times our feelings of inadequacy prevail, and we withdraw from the battle, forgetting that we serve a God “who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” (Eph 3:20)
Holy Spirit, fill us with boldness. Remind us to call on your power, to sustain us and take us through the battles of this life. Help us to be aggressive for your Kingdom. Open our eyes to the armies that surround us, to those who stand before us and behind us, as we charge into this world, knowing that the battle is yours.