This is what the Lord says: “Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom, or the powerful boast in their power, or the rich boast in their riches,” Jeremiah 9:23 NLT.
We are saved by grace and not by works [Ephesians 2:8 NLT]. There is no way that we can save ourselves, we do not have that power. All power belongs to God. If God chooses you to become a leader in the church it is not about what you are able to do, but about you availing yourself to be used through God’s power.
We do not have anything to boast about, we cannot take credit for anything that God does through us. Even availing ourselves, is not entirely up to us. We know this because the word states that: “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him,” Philippians 2:13 NLT. Everything is done through the power of God, ours is just to avail ourselves to be used by Him.
What kind of power is this? It is the power that raised Jesus from the dead, the power to heal, to deliver and to serve others, which is purely from God. It is not the power of human beings that often fails. Everything is through the power of God, ours is just to avail ourselves. He has called us to do His work, to bring many to Him, not in our own ability or strength. The word of God states it best when it says, “Not by might, nor by might but by the Spirit of God” [Zechariah 4:6]. Our power, our strength and our abilities cannot begin to match the power of God.
This is the power that created the universe and us as human beings. How then can we take credit when we ourselves were created by the same power that raised Christ from the dead? If we read further in the next verse of our reference Scripture it says that we should only boast in knowing the Lord and that He is the Lord that demonstrates His unfailing love. So beloved, we do not have any right to boast on how we serve God or how faithful we are in the things of the Kingdom. In everything that we do for the Lord, it is to glorify Him and not ourselves.
If God chooses you to become a leader in the church it is not about what you are able to do, but about you availing yourself to be used through God’s power