“But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. The Lord said, ‘If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.’ ” –Genesis 11:5-7
Here’s the truth: God doesn’t want you to be able to do big and mighty things. Do you want to know why? Because He wants to be exalted in our hearts and minds, and big and mighty things are his “thing.” He doesn’t want nothing to be impossible for us, because he wants you to know that nothing is impossible in him. That’s where he wants you: in him. That’s what he created you for. So he is not okay with you thinking you’ve got this. He wants you to know he’s got this. Your independence is rebellion, friend. Because you were made to be dependent on a great and mighty God!
It is true that we come to the end of ourselves, that we strive towards the things God has spoken into our hearts. That we cry out and feel helpless. Because God wants to be your champion. He’s your hero. He’s fighting for you, asking you to come rest in him and let him do his “thing.” You strive because you’re trying to do it for him. Jesus is saying to you today, “Come away with me to a quiet place and rest. Give up striving. In quietness and trust is your strength.” Say to yourself, “God is God and I am not.” Give up the burden of accomplishing a monumental thing, whether in your own name or for the sake of God. He does all things well.