Did you know that walking in the miraculous requires us to operate at levels beyond ourselves? Most Christians will never reach this level of life. You can spend your life doing good things for God that are within your talents and abilities, or you can choose to move out into the unknown, where you will have to depend on God.
God will always call us to do things that are beyond our abilities. For me, it was writing. I did not have an excellent writing ability when He asked me to launch our blog website, and I did not have a message. Yielding to His call has not been easy, and I have been stretched sometimes to my limits. He has taken what I’ve offered Him, though, and uses our outreaches to touch people worldwide.
I have spent most of my life operating within my ability and education limits. Most Christians will live their entire lives at the same place as I did. They will accomplish a lot of good things but will never enter the fullness of what God has called them to do. The reason is they never step out of their self-imposed “comfort” zone and so never experience the supernatural that they have been ordained to walk in.
You are called to live in the supernatural flow of the Holy Spirit. The key to entering this is to bring your talents and abilities to Jesus and allow Him to multiply them. He will always take our “little” and make it “great”!
Many people think they are too limited. I find that the number one hindrance in most people’s lives is not that they are too little for God to use. Instead, the problem is they have too high of a view of themselves.
Most Christians are far too dependent on “self.” I’ve heard people say that if God would open a door for them in ministry, they could take it from there. Many seem to approach ministry as if they only need God to draw the crowd because they believe they can handle it once He does so.
There is something godly about doing things that are beyond our ability. I have found the most significant moves of the Spirit occur in places where we’ve stepped so far out that it will be impossible for us to succeed if He does not come through for us.
How far are you willing to step out for God?
Would you be willing to follow Him into a place where you have no plan B or plan C?
We referenced the feeding of the multitude previously. Jesus took five loaves of bread and fish and fed a multitude of people. We do not look at that account and magnify the little boy who provided his small lunch. The boy did have a part to play, but it was Jesus who was magnified with the multiplication of his lunch.
Entering the miraculous realms of God requires us first to acknowledge that we are insufficient in ourselves. There is no room for selfish desire in the places God desires us to walk. The first step will be to provide God with the little we have, just as the little boy provided his small lunch.
You are qualified if you feel unqualified to do the things God has placed in your heart!
You are unqualified if you feel qualified to do the things God has placed in your heart!
These two statements do not make sense from our natural perspective. God is seeking those who will allow themselves to be emptied of “self.” He wants to live in a place requiring total dependence on Him for success.
He said, Bring them hither to me.
And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.
And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children. (Matthew 14:18 – 21)
We do not know how many women and children were in the crowd but know five thousand men were. Some scholars believe that the little boy’s lunch fed as many as fifteen thousand people. We find two critical keys in the account.
First, Jesus took the food He was given and looked up. The Greek word used here is anablepó which is a compound word. It means “to look up” and “to recover sight.” The same word is used in Mark 8 to describe the man who received his sight.
And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.
And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.
And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.
And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town. (Mark 8:22 – 26)
There are fifteen additional references in the Gospels where this Greek word describes a person’s eyes being opened.
Jesus did not just “look up” and “see.” He looked up and “saw” by faith the food multiplied. In other words, He saw the potential in the loaves and fishes that the disciples could not see. The disciples were only looking at things in the natural realm. They limited themselves to a vision sourced only from the input of their five physical senses.
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