You will agree with me that our world today is full of mighty men; `Goliaths' in every field of endeavour. They have mind-boggling results that are capable of intimidating anyone into saying, "What more can I do that has not already been done? There is no use trying." But there is a covenant secret for running with mighty men and overtaking them despite your `smallness' or seeming limitations. That secret is the grace of God. Outside of grace, we are nothing but grass. Behind the making of any man in the Kingdom of God is the grace of God, because the Bible says, "
Ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty. That no flesh should glory in his presence." (1Cor. 1: 26-29).
That means, what looks like a handicap or limitation in your life is the very reason God called you. He wants to make nonsense of the wisdom of the world. Until you understand and appreciate the mystery of God's grace, you cannot attain His best for your life. Until you know how to articulate the grace of God in your life, you may end up in disgrace.
Winning in life goes beyond human strength. Of course, you require smartness, tireless input, wisdom and skills to make it in life. All these are necessary but they are grossly insufficient to give you the kind of success that God has ordained for you. No wonder the Psalmist said, "Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord watch over the city the watchman waketh but in vain" (Psalm 127:1). Your efforts are good, but they are not enough! The builders build and watch men watch! Those are efforts, but except you link up with the Lord, they end in vanity. But when you have the grace of God, every input you make is amplified to produce unimaginable results.
There are many people who are very smart, yet they are losers because "
It is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy" (Romans 9:16). Life is futile without grace! Goliath was a mighty man of war with many years of experience and expertise, yet a stone from a little boy's sling, which ordinarily may not have killed a bird, brought him down. No matter how weak you think you are, the grace of God is available to take over for you and put you where you may naturally never get to in life. At the same time, if you think you are a strong man, let me remind you that there are people and forces that are stronger than you, and except for the grace of God, you will remain in struggles.
You can't make any impact in life except God has imparted you. You are never made, until He has made you, so what makes you is the grace of God.
With A Voice Of Thanksgiving,
The Voice Of Thanksgiving.