All too often, we buy into the lie that we are not capable of accomplishing the things that we were created for. We declare this insufficiency believing that it is an appropriate place of humility. The problem with that is that if there is purpose in our creation, it would be a cruel trick by the Creator if we were unable to accomplish that purpose.
The declarations typically come in a religious setting of some sort. They come as we jockey to be in a position that we interpret as Christ-like among Christ-followers. When given the opportunity to discuss the opportunity for impact through us, we yield to the lies that suggest we are irrelevant in His plans.
“I’m just a sinner, saved by grace” and other cliché’s abound as we try to out-humble each other. The problem with that is that false humility is pride. Self-deprecation, while not empowering, is still inwardly focused so it is pride.
1 Peter 1:15-16 tells us: “but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” So the call for each of us is into holiness. Every time we think we can’t be holy, we are calling the Caller a liar. We accuse Him of playing a huge cosmic practical joke.
Certainly our holiness is dependant on His Holiness in us and just as certainly His Holiness in us is dependant on yielding to Him, not depending on me. That’s a humble position, to be sure.
Just as certainly, when I die to my own selfish soul and allow His Spirit to prevail within me, then great things can and will happen. While those great things are entirely a benefit of His presence, they are actually occurring through me. The resulting life that I live will be impactful and the purposes for which I was created will be accomplished.
Not only can we accomplish great things on earth, God in His sovereignty has based His plans and design on it. He has invited us in as agents of His purposes and ambassadors of His Kingdom. We are His plan.
Agents and ambassadors operate with authority within the context of the Principal whom they represent. Representing the eternal Principality is a platform and calling to do all things to which He calls us to.
Faith is an agreement with Truth, even in the absence of physical evidence. The facts are that we often appear ill-equipped to get through the day without messing it up. The Truth is I can do all things, through Him. I believe. I declare.