A relationship with Almighty God can empower you to accomplish things you never thought possible. The believer’s leadership role is a catalyst for biblical outcomes that impact God’s love for everyone everywhere. It harnesses confidence that expects impossible outcomes, even supernatural interventions. When the pace speeds up in the spirit to which you are called, then we can run ahead of anything that we previously thought possible or anything really that we even believed. I’m thinking specifically of the passage in 1 Kings 18 and especially verse 46. The word says here, “Then the hand of the Lord came upon Elijah.” So the hand of the Lord came upon Elijah. And he, Elijah ran ahead of the king’s chariots.
The verse tells us that Elijah outran the horse-drawn chariots and was back at the city ahead of the king, the chariots, the horses, everybody. I love it. It even says that as he began to run, he lifted his skirts and tuck them into the waist, the belt at his waist. Meaning, that would’ve been the dress in that day. So he was ready for a supernatural outcome. And he was intentional as he did that. So what is God saying? I think he’s saying three things:
Now, people manage to entangle themselves in ways that delay or circumvent God’s plan or it seems that way on the surface. But the truth is even that kind of foolishness does not, cannot, never will stop God’s divine plan. So the emphasis is to inspire bold confidence in God. And again, we want His presence. We intentionally align with Him and we prepare our lives for the day that is ahead for everything that God pours out onto the earth.
It is so important to build into our lives the habit of intentionally aligning with Him. We intentionally want to mature. That means not stay the same, not remain childlike. We move from praying small prayers to praying big prayers. In other words, we grow in our faith.