“I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing.” John 5:19.
Most of Christ-followers spend their entire life asking God, “What is your will for my life?” God what is it I’m suppose to do for You? What ministry do I want to serve You in? Those are natural and good questions to have come up as you consider the concept.
But they’re the wrong questions to be asking if you want to learn to see God at work. Why? Because it puts the focus on you rather than God. Sometimes we assume that every question is the right question. Seminary professor Dr. Gaines Dobbins often told his students, “If you ask the wrong question, you are going to get the wrong answer.” Remember if we keep coming up with the wrong answer you need to check the question.
So what is the right question? The one Jesus continually asked God. “God what is your will?” Don’t ask, “God what can I do?” But ask, “What is God purposefully doing where I am?” Now the focus has moved from my life to God. That is where you find your answers.
In the Scripture above, Jesus was saying once I know what God is doing, then I know what I need to be doing. He was saying He was powerless to accomplish anything of lasting value without the Father.
Want your life to count? Do you want to accomplish things of lasting value? Don’t rely on your abilities, but look to see what God is doing around you and join Him. That will make all the difference in what you do with your life.