Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20, 21)
When the Spirit has empowered believers, Christ has indwelt us, love has mastered us, and God has filled us with his fullness, then he is able within us to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think. With the conditions met, God’s working through us becomes unlimited. We can’t even imagine what he’s capable of doing. We can’t even think of asking for what he’s able to do.
We sell ourselves short. We think we’re humble, but God called us for a purpose. He put us into the positions we find ourselves. He recreated us for a reason, and he has provided everything necessary for us to do even greater works than Jesus. We are made capable of carrying the gospel to the ends of the earth. We need to stop playing the part of a bump on a log. The God who can do far more than we ask or think is working within us. He’s working through us.
Why? For his glory, of course. He deserves it now and forever. Don’t get the impression that God’s grace in these matters is about us. No, it’s about him. It’s always about him.
I want to encourage us to put away our fears and excuses. We need to stop thinking of ourselves as passive nobodies who merely fill a seat in the church on Sunday morning. If you are in Christ, you are a child of God. Everything Paul says in the first three chapters of Ephesians is about you. God chose you before the foundation of the world. You are made alive with Christ. You have the power of God working within you.