AJ Caparros
Sep 8, 2019

INTRODUCTION

What are the tasks that God has set before you?

Are you trying to reach out and plant seeds of the gospel to your parents, to your brothers and sisters, to your relatives, to your friends, to your classmates or coworkers, to your employees, to your neighbors?

Are you pursuing excellence in your work, not ultimately because you want to get a raise but to please and glorify God? Are you trying to steward your money and your resources to make all you can, save all you can, and give all you can? Are you trying to live a holy life in school or in the company or the government institution that you’re working in?

Are you trying to set up a bible study or a discipleship group at your home and in church or your school or workplace? Are you trying to study, teach, mentore, counsel and train believers for spiritually maturity and spiritual multiplication?
Are you trying to serve the Lord and use the spiritual gifts that God has entrusted to you? Are making yourself faithful, available and teachable in the music ministry, or tech ministry, or ushering ministry, or prison ministry, or the ACES basketball ministry, or the TV ministry, or the children’s, youth, young adults, men’s, women’s, couples’ ministry?

Are you trying to raise up your children in the fear of the Lord, modeling how to love God with your all and teaching your children to know and love God as well? Are you trying to love your wife as Christ loved the church? Are you trying to submit to your husband as the church submits to Christ? Or are you trying to obey your parents as to the Lord?

Maybe you are indeed trying your best to do the tasks that God has given you. But you hit a wall. You’re giving your best effort. You’re doing what you can with all the knowledge and might and power that you have. You are trying your best but nothing seems to be happening. You’re stuck and discouraged. You don’t know what to do and you’re thinking about quitting. God’s message for you today is, “Not by might, nor by power, but by the Spirit of God.”

You are trying, but not relying on the Spirit of God. God’s work must be done in the power and might of His Spirit. Man’s power and might pale in comparison to God’s power and might through the Holy Spirit. You and I need God’s Spirit to do God’s Work.