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DON’T “GO IT ALONE”
“‘It is…by my Spirit,’ says the Lord.”
Zerubbabel was called to rebuild the temple. It was a huge undertaking, so God told him, “It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit,' says the Lord…‘Nothing, not even a mighty mountain, will stand in Zerubbabel's way” (vv. 6-7 NLT). When God calls you, you need to know: (1) You may have to walk alone. When God uses you, people often assume you're strong and don't need anything. They don't realize you're just a regular per- son who's half scared to death at times, and who's more amazed by your success than they are. And when nobody stands with you or ministers to you, you become vulnerable to discouragement. (2) You need God's help or you're in trouble. Samson discovered this: “He awoke from his sleep and thought, ‘I'll go out as before and shake myself free.' But he did not know that the Lord had left him. Then the Philistines seized him” (Jdg 16:20-21 NIV). God stepped back and let Samson see that it was the Lord doing it, and not himself. So you must live with a sense of dependence on God. (3) It's God's power, not yours, that makes the difference. If you're waiting for God to give you exceptional equipment before you decide to get into the fight, you're not going to experience victory. God's “strength is made perfect in weakness” (2Co 12:9). The way you know you're truly anointed is when God takes substandard equipment and performs supernatural feats. And that only happens when you say, “Lord, I don't see how You could do this through me, but I'm trusting You
to.” That's when He gets involved!
Zechariah 4:6 New Living Translation (NLT)
Then he said to me, “This is what the Lord says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.