There are moments when I look at the insurmountable task it would require to see any real change in this world and I feel so small, so insignificant. Watching the news can be depressing. Our government is out of control, our people love iniquity and hate life, what is good is being called bad and bad is being called good, the whole world seems upside down. In these moments, I consider that I am but one person and wonder “what can I do?”. Then I remember who I am and who God is.
Ecclesiastes 5:2 – 2 [a] Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few.
Romans 12:3 – 3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
2 Corinthians 4:1-6 – Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. 2 Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”[a] made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 — 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; …
I am not enough. I can not do the job. We together probably can’t but, we are not fighting against men, we are fighting a spiritual battle and the great God of all is on our side. He is bigger than our enemies, this is a battle of spiritual warfare, not a physical one. I know that my God is able and I am so thankful that he gives me the strength to do my part and I can rely on him to do the rest. As Lecrae says in his song background, “I throw the dice to trust you, you cause the dice to land”
When the task ahead of us seems insurmountable, we need only do our part, as God has commanded us and then remember the rest is up to God. Most of the battles the life brings us to will be won as we spend time on our knees before God.