There are two powerful statements found in Zechariah 4:6 and 10. I call them, Impact Statements! “‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.” And, “Who despises the day of small things?” These impact statements have a message in themselves, but that message must be supported by the context in which they’re found.
Zerubbabel faced daunting odds as he led his people in rebuilding the temple. The progress seemed slow. God said that if they rely on human resources the task will be insurmountable. “Not by might,” that is, the resources of many people combined. “Power,” that is, a charismatic, powerful leader. Either of these, or a combination of both is not enough.
It might seem like very little progress is taking place. Others might laugh sarcastically at how small what you’re doing appears. Even if you think what you’re doing is insignificant, God says, “All I’m asking is to simply trust Me and obey what I’ve told you to do. Rely upon Me to supply the enabling power of my Spirit to accomplish what I have in mind. Remember, anything I’m doing is significant!”
Keep this in mind as you go about living for God, serving Him in whatever task He assigns. Leave the results with Him and you will not be disappointed. “‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.” And, never ever despise “the day of small things?” Nothing is small if God is in it!