• Jack Selcher

We Got This!

“I got this” is the motto of the self-confident. That has been my life-long approach to overcome day-to-day problems and challenges. “I got this” works better than “This got me.” If I apply unrelenting pressure on problems or challenges, they usually shatter or dissolve. That has often worked for me in the realm of things -- solving math problems, filling out complicated forms, rebooting the computer when it does not respond as it should. However, “I got this” has significant limitations for me as a believer. It immediately finds itself in stormy seas and sinks in the spiritual realm, where apart from Jesus I can do nothing that will make any lasting spiritual impact (John 15:5).

“He got this” summarizes “Let go, and let God.” Now, in the spiritual realm, that is better than “I got this,” which, as I have already suggested, sinks like a stone. Faith, after all, trusts that God will do what He promises (Hebrews 11:6). Nothing is too hard for Him (Genesis 18:14, Jeremiah 32:27). He is called the Sovereign Lord 210 times in Ezekiel alone. His power is supreme and ultimate. He does what He wants when He wants, but “He got this” does not accurately describe how God usually advances His Kingdom in this world.

“We got this,” is God’s way. God, other believers, and I are all part of “we.” Jesus is the head of the body the church (Colossians 1:18) which includes all believers, and each believer plays a vital part in accomplishing God’s will on earth (1 Corinthians 12:12-30). Jesus is the head, and we are His hands and feet. It takes a team to overcome. We need God and one another. Without God we cannot, but without us, God usually will not. He uses us to accomplish His will. He did not permanently etch his word in the sky and His will in the heart of everyone. He could have. He has used people to communicate it and live it out. I should not have to repeatedly change gears from “I got this” to “we got this.” “We got this” is the only gear I really need. How about you? #freechristiandiscipleshipresources #freechristianleadershipresources

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