Only God is infinite! When we understand that, we will stop trying to do ministry in our own strength. When we grasp how limited we are and realize how immeasurable His character, abilities, and ways are, we will cease striving with our own limited resources and know that He is God (Ps. 46:10).
Difference Between an Infinite God and Finite Human Beings
We are able to serve so much better when we acknowledge that we can’t but He can. Here are some differences between God and us:
- God doesn’t need to prepare. He can say a word and it is done. He has unlimited power to change lives. We have an infinite God!
We need to be prepared in ministry but no amount of preparation is going to give us limitless power to affect change.
- God sees the beginning from the end and knows how to get there. He has limitless wisdom and purity that keeps Him from contradicting Himself. We have an infinite God!
We aren’t always sure what to do and sometimes do the opposite of what we intend.
- God knows all things all the time. He can empathize completely. His understanding isn’t merely mental but also experiential through the advent of His Son (Heb. 4:15). We have an infinite God!
We can try to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes to gain a better understanding but we still won’t fully grasp what others experience and feel.
- God has unlimited means in bringing people to Himself. What is impossible with man is possible with God (Matt. 19:26). We have an infinite God!
We can try to “be all things to all men” to try to gain inroads into their lives but ultimately we will be limited in what we’re able to do.
Serve Better By Trusting in a God Who Alone is Infinite
Finite beings need an infinite God to accomplish anything of eternal value. Jesus said it well in John 15:5, — “Apart from Me you can do nothing.” Knowing this leads to no other recourse but to “trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him”. The result? “He will make your paths straight” (Prov. 3:5-6).
Only an infinite God is “able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us” (Eph. 3:20). He has limitless resources. Let’s cease striving and know that He is God (Ps. 46:10).
Nothing limits our infinite God. Consider all His various attributes using the Our Great God from A to Z Discipleship Tool Download to understand just how limitless He is in all aspects of His being. The more we grasp who He is, the greater will be our trust in Him.