Let Go and Give Up

What do you pray for and how do you live in a way that trusts in what only God can do?  I mean…isn’t most of what we accomplish in the church (or our lives for that matter) that which we are able to do without God?  Don’t we usually play it safe and do only what we can pretty much guarantee will be successful based on our own ability, planning and manpower?  What would happen if we stepped out and acted based upon a plan that could only be brought to fruition by God’s sovereign power!  The following quote from an article by Francis Chan says it well.

Honestly, a nonbeliever can accomplish a lot of what you’re doing. Pray that God would lead you into tasks that can only be done by the power of the Spirit. Pray for results that can’t be explained humanly. Ask Him to do what only He can do through you. Pray in faith (James 1:6) and stop looking at the men of Scripture as unattainable superheroes. “Elijah was a human being, even as we are” (James 5:17).

I will be the first to acknowledge that I struggle with this.  I need to give up the safe territory for the journey God is calling me to.  I need to surrender and let God do what God desires to do.  He will easily get the glory when I do.

What would be different if you started living and working based on what God can do and not your own ability?


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