Use all your strength

A young boy was helping his father gather firewood. The boy attempted to hoist a log far too heavy and toppled to the ground. He tried time and again to lift the log, only to fail each time.

“I can’t do it, Dad,” the boy complained.

“That’s because you’re not using all your strength,” his father replied.

To prove his father wrong, the young lad gave one last mighty pull on the log. This time his father lifted the boy (and the log) high into the air, helping to place the log on the stack of wood.

“You weren’t using all your strength,” the dad explained. “You didn’t ask me for help.”

There are things in life that are far too big for us. Too many times, we try to tackle these problems by ourselves, falling on our faces like the young boy with the log.

What we really need to do is to learn to depend on God, to seek His help, to let Him fight our battles?

“‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.”

(Zechariah 4:6)

It’s not about “let go and let God.” It’s about letting God take our strength and multiply to be more than enough for any task.

Use all your strength. Including the help that God wants to give you.

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