God showed Zechariah a vision in chapter 4 of his book. The images in the vision are well detailed and one could have thought it meant something more dramatic. And I thought within myself that many times God shows us a vision and we think it’s about our interpretation of what we assume it means, therefore we expend might and power to bring to pass the vision. Like the popular reaction, we run with the vision even when it has been wrongly interpreted.
Zechariah wouldn’t dare to try interpret but asked for the meaning. And one would think the interpretation was abstract from the vision but no, it wasn’t. God says, “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” And that’s a vital lesson to learn. It’s not by power, neither is it by might, but by the Spirit of God. We desire a lot of things, we want to achieve this and that, we want to do this and that, but we must realise it has nothing to do with our own limited capacities or capabilities, but we must learn to trust in God’s endless, unending, limitless capacity.
In absolute trust in and on God can we find lasting solutions to all life’s challenges because God went further to say, “Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.”
What is that mountainous challenge you’re facing? It shall become plain as though it never existed before. And this will not be by your efforts or works, but by the release of Grace. Grace is God’s ability working in place of our own disabilities or inability. Let grace count for you today. Amen.