While we were without electricity, we watched the personnel from the electric company come through and methodically get the power restored. They could have just taken care of the blown fuse at the pole, but the lights would have gone right back off. Instead they had to go through and find the problem to start with, get the tree limbs off the lines and then restore the power. It took longer, but the end proved to have real success.
We just wanted electricity. We are impatient and ready for the lights. It’s inconvenient and troublesome. So we want the electric company to do their job quickly. So too, we want God to move. We have a problem and we just want Him to fix it. We don’t care what He’s doing because it’s inconvenient and troublesome. But when we circumvent God’s plan and God’s ways we find shallow living and flickering power. We wonder why we don’t have real success and it’s because we’ve found our own way to go forward or we didn’t wait for His repairs to be complete.
Oh beloved, don’t envy the powerful who don’t count on God. They are not connected to true and lasting power. They are moving in their own speed and it will never last or go the distance. Eventually even the most powerful run out of self-motivated, self-sufficient power. God knows exactly where you are and what you are going through. He is with you and He is working to change you into a powerhouse for Himself. He is fitting you to shine the glory of the Son and the power of the Spirit in all you do. Quit bemoaning your situation and begin to rejoice in His restoration! Don’t quit trusting God and resting in Him now – He’s not in the quitting or impatience – He’s in the persevering. As you look to Him and seek His face for your powerless situations, He is already working on your heart and mind to make you more like Him. He’s rearranging your thought pattern so that you no longer concentrate on power, but you begin to look for relationship to grow with Him. True power only comes from leaning entirely on God and letting His plan work out for you.
God loves you and He’s for you. Look to the Lord. He knows what He’s doing. As He gives you His power, your restoration will be true and enduring. As He shows you the Kingdom principles, you will gain insight for living and power for walking out His plans. Your life is worth the patience it takes to let the Holy Spirit do the job right. His Light will get you where you need to be, make you who you need to be and give you a path of holiness and success all the days of your life!
Psalm 147:5 How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension!
Romans 11:36 For everything comes from HIM and exists by His power and is intended for His glory. All glory to Him forever! Amen.
Colossians 1:11-12 We also pray that you will be strengthened with all His glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to His people, who live in the light.
Psalm 23: 3 He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.
2 Corinthians 4:17 We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.