You can’t force these things!
One thing I like about living life in Christ is that it is not as difficult as most people make it. Yes! A life lived believing in God, with Jesus Christ as your lord and savior is actually much easier than life without Him.
The only time it becomes difficult is when we think we need to accomplish this and that in order to please God. Life in Christ is actually more spiritual than it is physical. Yet our human default tends to accomplish things first by physical effort and then, thinks of spiritual effort later.
However, what shows you how important spiritual things are is that the thought of accomplishing that thing came first in your mind before you accomplished it, or before you began to get to work.
When you want to accomplish something in your life, it is important you determine how you will accomplish it. If you believe in God, and Jesus is your lord and saviour then whatever you try to do, needs to be by the power of the Spiritual life that you now have inside you. If you don’t believe in Him, then I am afraid life will always be difficult or you.
How does one accomplish things by the power of the Holy Spirit?
It is through faith and prayer. anything that you try to accomplish outside of this, is a difficult one. Faith and Jesus and Prayer unto the Father is the key that activates the spiritual power of God in your life.
The most you can ever accomplish in life depends on your reverence and acknowledgment of God, by Faith, and through prayer.
There is only so much that we can accomplish within 24 hours of each day. But when it comes to accomplishing the most and fulfilling God’s purpose, you can accomplish much more in life, when you begin to acknowledge the Holy Spirit and what He can do in and through you, even when you pray and believe.
A man was on an assignment from God, and here comes God’s word through a messenger (Angel) and tells him that, the feat that he is trying to accomplish cannot be done by mere human strength. What God told him afterwards should be a signal for you and me that whatever we try to do, should always be by the power of God’s spirit and not our own power.
Zerubbabel was on God’s assignment and yet he was trying things with hard work and sweat.
And God wanted Him to take a different approach.
Zechariah 4:5-10 MSG shows us the conversation he had with the angel.
“Then I asked the Messenger-Angel, “What does this mean, sir?”
The Messenger-Angel said, “Can’t you tell?”
“No, sir,” I said.
Then he said, “This is God’s Message to Zerubbabel: ‘You can’t force these things. They only come about through my Spirit,’ says God-of-the-Angel-Armies. ‘So, big mountain, who do you think you are? Next to Zerubbabel you’re nothing but a molehill. He’ll proceed to set the Cornerstone in place, accompanied by cheers: Yes! Yes! Do it!’”
After that, the Word of God came to me: “Zerubbabel started rebuilding this Temple and he will complete it. That will be your confirmation that God-of-the-Angel-Armies sent me to you. Does anyone dare despise this day of small beginnings? They’ll change their tune when they see Zerubbabel setting the last stone in place!”
This is something that God wants you and me to always remember for our accomplishments in life.
For us to accomplish much, you have to do it by His Spirit and not your own way. Because it makes things so much easier when God is involved from the onset. The only reason Zerrubabel was going to succeed was that God had backed Him in the agenda.
It’s time to pray and commit your plans unto God, acknowledge Him in everything and you will be able to complete “building your temple”. God will see to it that you lay the last stone in place.
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.” Proverbs 16:3
“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19: 21
You can’t force anything in life. It has to have a green-light from God, or else! If it’s by the spirit of God, it tends to be safe and fulfilling too.
“The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.” Proverbs 10:22 NLT