Bible Reading: John 16:5-15
There aren’t many things that I see leaving people incredibly motivated than challenging their competence at anything. For many people, it’s like a very nasty slap, a totally uncalled for slight that they’ll do anything to prove wrong.
Maybe it’s a human tendency, but we hate to feel like we can’t- except we outrightly get proven wrong.
But maybe that in itself can be limiting and distracting.
When it comes to our abilities and what we can do, Jesus wants us to believe that we have Who it takes, not what it takes.
In a question of having what it takes, we will always get to the end of ourselves. Life will always set us up in situations that are beyond us. If you surprisingly haven’t realized it yet, having what it takes is a pursuit you’ll never be able to come out tops with every time. Our humanity is intricately laced with limitation woven into our being.
But as we read Jesus words today, I believe He invites us to make the switch from a pursuit of having what it takes to a dependence on having who it takes.
The Holy Spirit is that priceless promise that He gave to us that gives us the ability to face up to the demands of life and living knowing that we have who it takes.
I encourage you to rediscover that amazing advantage today!
You don’t need to go around breaking your neck trying to prove that you have what it takes. Ever so often, you don’t!
You can rely. We have who it takes to thrive, and to lift our heads up, and to live with vision, and to overcome every struggle and addiction, and to make wise decisions, and to lead God fearing and honoring lives, and to live with a marked advantage regardless of what’s going on in the world around us.
We have who it takes- the precious Holy Spirit!