|Don’t limit yourself to your own power
By Greg Sanders
1 Corinthians 1:25 This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength.
Have you ever thought that you had life completely figured out? There have been moments when I was pretty sure I knew all the answers to life’s immediate questions only to discover otherwise. The more I have learned, the more I have become keenly aware that there is a lot that I don’t know. The apostle Paul brings some comfort for times in life when you are face to face with your human limitations. Paul basically says that on God’s worst day He is still wiser and more powerful than you are on your best day. Paul is obviously being a little facetious because we know that God does not have bad days. He is always God. However, it draws out the truth that our best days are still far below His normal mode of operation.
This means that the day when you had it all figured out and everything was going your way you were still operating on a plan much lower than God. Your best ideas pale in comparison to His intellect and His knowledge. So the question becomes, “Do you want to live in your own power or do you want to avail yourself to His power?” God does not inform us of His superior plan and power just to show off. Rather, the fact that His plans are higher and greater is actually an invitation for you to participate in His plans.
His plans always require His power. He will give you the power you need to play your part in His plan. I am convinced that many believers limit their lives by living in only what they can produce instead of stepping into the power He has for their lives.
Today’s Challenge: Remember that if you live your life by your own rational and your best abilities, you will severely limit what God wants to do through you. Pray today and ask God to empower you and open your eyes to His plan. Submit your plan to His and watch as He does more through you than you thought possible.