“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might” (Ephesians 6.10 NKJV).
People talk about a lot about being strong. Strength seems to be synonymous with someone who has everything together—all their ducks in a row. Strength helps people perform, advance and succeed in all areas of life. But what people don’t realize is that human strength will not achieve the victory in God’s Kingdom. Personal strength can only go so far, and most of the time God calls us to conquer things that are way beyond our current ability. The only way to thrive doing God’s will is to rely on His strength, power and might. We gain a supernatural strength when we have a firm reliance on God’s strength. As we become fully aware of how strong God is and how powerfully He can move in our obedience, we learn to tap into His might. We will never be strong enough to achieve the amazing things that God has planned for us, but God knows this. He bequeaths His strength to those willing to accept and wield it. God’s strength is a gift that must be used in order to accomplish great and mighty deeds for His glory. Our arms may be weak, our emotions may be compromised and our perseverance may be floundering, but God is consistent in His might. We simply need to step into a power that is rightfully ours through the Finished World of Jesus Christ on the Cross.
“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” (Zechariah 4.6 NIV).