Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and rely on horses,
who trust in chariots because they are many
and in horsemen because they are very strong,
but do not look to the Holy One of Israel or consult the LORD!...

3The Egyptians are man, and not God,
and their horses are flesh, and not spirit.
(Isaiah 31:1, 3 ESV)

Sounds basic. Trust God, not people and resources.

But it's not easy, and the Bible can even make it challenging, seeming to encourage you to count the size of your army before going to battle.

The answer, I'd guess, is Gideon. Count your troops, and take note of your resources. But not to decide whether to do something, but rather to determine the best strategy to use to do what God has called you to do, using the resources He's provided.

Too often we wait for additional resources instead of figuring out how to attack utilizing the resources He's provided. Moving forward with what He's provided, trusting Him to provide the rest en route.

So, what do you think? Is there something you've put off doing because you don't have everything you think you need instead of seeing what God want to do using what you already have?

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