“You got this, girl!” It’s definitely been said. And it’s meant in the best way possible… as in, you can do this, you can push through and achieve what you set your mind to do.
But…what if that’s not enough.
What if, “You got this, girl!” is only able to help you to the degree of your own strength?
Is that enough in life? To operate from your own strength physically, mentally, or emotionally?
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Why Our Strength Not Enough
To do anything out of ourselves using our own strength is not enough.
When we use our own strength it’s like tapping into a limited resource or supply.
It’s like a maple tree: when you tap into a maple tree to draw out the sap (to make maple syrup), eventually you need to move onto the next tree. Why? There won’t be an endless supply of sap available for you. We are the same.
We can encourage ourselves, draw out of ourselves and motivate ourselves, but only for a limited time.
As humans operating in the earth, we are a limited resource. On our own, we don’t have everything we need to live and operate in this life. In fact, we can disappoint ourselves.
But what if we don’t have to live in a limited way.
What if we can tap into an unlimited and unending supply for our lives?
What if we could tap into a Source?
What if the only way that we could find strength that’s supernatural is not because we are strong, but because the Lord is our strength?
We’re Just Not Enough
We’re not meant to live this life alone or do life alone; we’re meant to live in communion with God, our Father.
To commune with the Lord is to spend time with Him reading His Word, in prayer, fasting, living a life that’s dependent on Him where we trust Him in everything. In fact, without Jesus, we can do nothing of ourselves (John 15:5).
We need the Lord in all we do and when we say, “You got this girl!” we’re leaving God as a last resort. We believe that we can do anything we set our mind to do and we do it (and this is all true), until we feel we can’t do it anymore.
When The Battles Rage
Let’s say you’re facing a battle financially.It can sound amazing to hustle, to work hard and give it all you’ve got, but it can get tiring.
What if you’re facing a battle in your health with a report that’s not positive from the doctor? A positive attitude is good, but bearing our battles on our own saying, “You got this, girl!” might not be appropriate or even right.
In fact, we may actually find ourselves at our weakest, without strength, helpless and even hopeless as we face the various battles of life. It’s often at this point where we find ourselves in a position where we see that we need the Lord.
Our supply of strength is limited, but when we look to the Lord seeing that we are nothing without Him, and that through Him there’s a supernatural strength and power that He’s able to work through us, we can’t help but find our refuge in Him.
He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound]. Isaiah 40:29 AMPC
The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him. Psalm 28:7 NKJV
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJV
The Lord Wants…
The Lord wants our whole hearts, not divided hearts.
He wants us to want Him, to need Him and rely on Him. When we do this, He’s able to work in and through us by His strength and power, a supernatural grace, that we don’t have. This, however, takes us seeing that we are God’s workmanship created to do what He’s called us to do and not what we’ve called ourselves to do.
So then, doing something on your own without surrendering to God’s plan and purpose for your life could mean that you’re operating without God’s supernatural strength. Instead, you could be operating on your own strength.
BUT, if we acknowledge that we haven’t relied on the Lord as our strength, He’s so gracious to help us when we turn to Him and repent.
Because God’s Got This!
Whatever we face in life, it’s not a surprise to God. He hasn’t fallen off of His throne. He’s still our loving Father who knows and see what we’re going through and what we will yet go through.
The Lord allows what we face in life so that we cling to Him as our strength. And then we’re strengthened by nature of us surrendering our lives to the Lord.
Finally, if your heart is, “I’ve got this, because God’s got this!”, you’ll find that you’re being strengthened by the Lord because He is your strength!
In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides]. Ephesians 6:10 AMPC
FREE 30-Day Strength Scripture Challenge Printable
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Anchored in Christ,