Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Ephesians 6:10
Men love to have strength. Many will work out physically to build up their strength and to look strong. They want to be able to do the impossible on their own.
While many are able to build their strength up to amazing levels, most are not able to do it. And even with great strength, there is often many shortcomings in their strength and abilities. No matter how strong someone is, there is usually someone who is stronger that comes along.
After Paul gave some practical instructions to the believers on how to live as a believer, he gives some final thoughts. He tells them that after all of this, they are to be strong in the Lord and in His power.
While it feels great to have great strength, a person’s strength and abilities will often come to an end. There is only so much that a person can do until they begin to fail or fall short.
No one wants to hear that they don’t have the strength to do what needs to be done, they want to be in control of their own lives. However, as a believer, one is not in control of his own life. And he realizes that he does not have the strength needed to accomplish ever task set before him.
People get tired and wear out or burn out when they do things on their own.
Believers are to get their strength from God. God has infinite power and strength that He offers to everyone who trusts in Him. As God calls a person to a task, He will provide everything that a person needs to accomplish it. This means He will give the strength and power to do what needs to be done.
God may have called you to what looks and feels like an impossible task. You may be feeling overwhelmed and worn out from the task, with no strength to continue.
Look to God for your strength. Find joy in the salvation that He has blessed you with. That joy will tap into the eternal strength and power of God, giving you all that you need to keep moving forward in completing the tasks He has given you.
Do not rely upon your own strength and abilities, but upon God’s strength and abilities.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the strength of God in your life; that you will know the power of God in your life; that you will rely upon God for needed strength and power; and that God will do great things through you.