So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty. – Zechariah 4:6
God never designed us to do things independently of Him. He designed us to know Him and out of that relationship, accomplish great things with His strength working in and through us.
That’s what today’s Bible verse is saying. Zerubbabel was challenged not to fight a normal battle but to fight trusting God. He believed God that He would work on their behalf in a powerful, supernatural way.
God wants the same for us. Instead of us just jumping out and accomplishing things in our own strength, God wants us to get Him involved in your situation. He has a better way to accomplish what you need. And when God is on your side, it’s better than what you could accomplish alone.
This doesn’t mean that we sit and do nothing, simply waiting on God to move us to try something. Rather, what it means is that when we do step out, we are listening to Him and His direction. That means that when He speaks to us or gives us an idea, we follow it no matter how weird it might seem in the natural.
It’s when we do this that we see God move mightily on our behalf. So regardless of the battle, you face today, be encouraged, you’re not fighting it alone. If you’re willing God will fight for you!