A sledgehammer is not used to crack a nut. A lawyer is not required to resolve a playground dispute between your children. You don’t need more of something (such as a quantity or an action) than is required or appropriate for a specific purpose. Therefore, if your goals are modest and well within your ability to achieve on your own, you do not really need the help of God. If you continue to pursue goals that you can reasonably achieve with your current means and resources, you won’t need to cling to faith. However, it is time to raise your mission to a level worthy of our God.
According to James 4:6, God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble. According to Ephesians 3:20, God is able to do far more than we can ask or think because of his power at work within us. The problem with your mission is that it isn’t challenging enough for you to draw grace and strength from the supernatural. Your mission may have spiritual roots. It’s something you’re certain the Lord would want you to do. However, you have refined the concept to the point where you can deliver it entirely on your own. When it comes to mission execution, scale matters.
God split the Red Sea for Moses and the massive walls of Jericho for Joshua. What exactly do you require of him? You don’t need a professional chef to make a cup of tea, and you don’t need God to accomplish several tasks. Learn from people who have demonstrated great faith and courage. “I have so much to do,” Martin Luther once said, “that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.” His mission was so difficult that he couldn’t hope to complete it without the help of God. You have the money, resources and networks of our God. Now, go and find a mission worthy of our God.