By: Watchman Nee

For God to have complete dominion over us means coming to the extreme end of ourselves. And yet to know that God has spoken through us Himself, even once, is better than a lifetime of our own service. Don’t compare yourself with other. Recognize one thing only, the difference between man’s work and God’s. It is a question of source, and it is a question of time. If God sets us aside even for three months, we cannot bear it. Yet Abraham had to wait for his son fifteen years. In those fifteen years he learnt some tremendous lessons, and how he glorified God when at length the impossible happened and Isaac was given!

The more utter the impossibility of doing a thing ourselves, the more glory we give to Him who does it. And what God does is always “very good”.