“I am the Lord All-Powerful. So don’t depend on your own power or strength, but on my Spirit.” (Zechariah 4: 6, Contemporary English Version)
We often like to feel that we can handle things. We value our own independence, our abilities, our intelligence. Even when we feel less than capable, there is a tendency to believe that we must prove that we can manage everything, that we are strong and in control.
But this human view of things, while in some ways admirable, is flawed, burdensome, and unwise overall. For it doesn’t honor God. When we claim personal power, we deny omnipotence, and deprive ourselves of that true energy that can bring all things to pass rightly, timely, and without the ego’s limited perspective and unreliable resources.
God’s Spirit has no limitations. He is boundless in His goodness, His presence, and His righteousness. We can let go of the need to be god to our own lives and to others, and rest humbly and gratefully in God’s strength, His power, His control. We can do this because this is wisdom. It gets the job done.
And we can rejoice that the Spirit of God on which we can rely is also Love. He is trustworthy, perfect, and He accomplishes for us what is progressive, and which gives us freedom and peace as well.
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