Human effort can not achieve the fulfillment of God’s promises. Only God can.
“Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead.”
Romans 4:19 NIV
The moment you “face the fact” that you are unable to make God’s promise come to pass is the moment you are set free to rest in God alone.
It sets you free from focusing on yourself and your works so that you can focus on God and His works.
God chose you.
“Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.”
Romans 4:20-21 NIV
God chose you to be a partner in the promise but it is His strength, inspiration, motivation, and miracle.
Your part is to receive, rest, wait, give glory to God and live fully persuaded that God is able to do above and beyond all you can ask or imagine.
“Abraham didn’t focus on his own impotence and say, “It’s hopeless. This hundred-year-old body could never father a child.” Nor did he survey Sarah’s decades of infertility and give up. He didn’t tiptoe around God’s promise asking cautiously skeptical questions. He plunged into the promise and came up strong, ready for God, sure that God would make good on what he had said.
Take the plunge…live fully persuaded.
God IS able.