Happy Fathers’ Day in arrears to men everywhere! We had an incredible time yesterday honouring the men of our church at our Fathers’ Day Services. It was a great moment to reflect, be inspired and receive a fresh spark of courage and audacity in the face of the very real battles that we all must face up to, even when we feel inadequate.
When I think about it, there aren’t many things that I see leaving people incredibly motivated than when you challenge 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. If we’ll be honest though, there are things that we can’t do. Maybe you look at what’s ahead of you in the second half of this year and you feel the loud reminder of limitation of ability.
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.
I believe Jesus 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. We learnt yesterday in Church about how we really don’t have it in ourselves to win in the battles life brings at us. The good news is that by the help of the Holy Spirit we can walk in the victory Jesus has already won for us!
I encourage you to rediscover and revel in that amazing advantage today!
You don’t need to go around breaking your neck trying to prove that you have what it takes. At some point, you’ll realize that 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 honouring lives, and to live with a marked advantage regardless of what’s going on in the world around us. We have who it takes to prosper in the purpose of God for us in the second half of 2022- to be strong and full of faith and courage and audacity!
We have who it takes to win- the precious Holy Spirit!
Click here to watch or listen to the Fathers’ Day Sermon “In it to Win it” by Pastor Tolulope Moody
Click here for a 16 minute Lean-in moment of meditation and prayer to help you refocus on the Holy Spirit today.