I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Phil 4:13 KJV)
I have been reading an excellent book called Experiencing God:
Knowing and Doing the Will of God by Henry Blackaby. There was
a little marginal note which was so powerful when I read it that I
kept going back to it as I continued to read the book. It read:
"When we think that God can do nothing significant through us that
says more about our belief in God than about ourselves."
I know I have been guilty of this unbelief. I have seen God leading
me into a ministry area and seeing my own inadequacy, I denied that
God could do anything through me. How foolish when I think about it
now. Here I am telling
the God of the Universe. The being who set the stars in their
courses, the architect of the galaxies, that he is too weak to give
me the resources to do his will. Blackaby also says in his book that
God will never give you a "God-sized assignment" without giving you
"God-sized tools" to carry it out.
In fact, when I am the weakest, that's when God is at his best in
putting me to work. That is the point at which I have to depend
totally on him for my ability. That is when the accomplishment of
the task is the greatest miracle.
So, if you think God isn't able to do anything through you, think
again. He is a big God. After all, if he could do any type of work
through me, he must be big.
Lord, let me never shrink from any task you set before me, but give
me the understanding that your voice will never lead me where your
power will not sustain me. Amen