My arms are too short to do God’s work.
As a matter of fact, I don’t have enough arms (or hands, or legs, or eyes etc.) to do God’s work. There is no need to struggle when God has the power. Wait though, you might be asking, ‘isn’t our ministry and service doing God’s work’? Yes, but a different kind of doing. I can be used for God’s work but, I am not God so I cannot DO His work.
What Should I Do?
When struggles happen in our lives, I believe our tendency is to try to figure out the best ways to solve them. There is nothing necessarily wrong with that because God did give us a brain to work with – so thinking logically and strategically are blessings for our usage. It is when we try to step in and do things independent of the Lord or without consulting Him – on our own strength – it is then that trouble starts to stalk us waiting for the right moment to do what it does best and that is to start trouble.
God Is Bigger
I think we risk missing out on blessings bigger than our expectations if we limit God’s movement in our lives. Because of our humanity, we don’t have a perspective that can see over the horizon. But, God can. We can’t see what the ultimate outcome will be – but God can. The concept of ‘Living The Redeemed Life’ is based on having a faith so trusting and a life so aligned with the Spirit that God is glorified as a result of ANYTHING that comes our way – whether it is good or bad. It is letting God do the miraculous when there is no visible path in sight.
Zechariah 4:6-7 (NIV, emphasis added by me) says-
6 So he 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 Almighty.
7 “What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of ‘God bless it! God bless it!’”
So today, stop resisting and fighting alone. Just look at your mountain, tell it to move, and then open your life to God’s blessings (and power) with your praise! God Bless It! God Bless It!