We are taught to obtain education for knowledge in the field of our choice which is supposed to lead to a higher paying job. However, thousands of graduates seek for employment in their field to know avail.
We are taught to have mental toughness to get through life’s journey of tragedy and triumphs, but what happens when you have a mental breakdown?
We are told that physical stamina is needed to remain healthy and to increase a person’s self-esteem, but what happens when you are diagnosed with an illness that takes away your will to be strong and your desire to be healthy?
We are taught to improve upon our knowledge for education, workout for health and strength but what type of conditioning is given for spiritual endurance? All the other things are compliments to the spirit and it is through the Spirit of the living God that we prevail in every area of our lives.
Getting through life requires the aid of the Holy Spirit. Through Him and Him alone do we prevail.
Zechariah 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
Zerubbabel, governor of Jerusalem, was faced with what seemed to be an impossible task. God had spoken to his heart and told him to rebuild the temple. It is one thing to build one time but to rebuild poses unexpected challenges.
The Lord may be calling you and stretching you to complete something for His glory. Why would the Lord ask you to complete something if you were unequipped to do it? And not only do it, but to excel. Nothing God does is ever incomplete. He fulfills His promises.
You may feel unequipped, but the job will be completed not by your physical strength, not by power or influence, but by the aid of Spirit – who you will have to rely upon for guidance on successful execution of His purpose through you. We must rely upon the Spirit so that God gets the glory through it all.