Faith without works is dead, but we need to be sensitive to knowing when to get out of the way. The church has a history of doing way too much “work” and not enough faith. The fields are ripe for harvest. There’s a lot of work to do, but learning how to do that work with God instead of for God is a huge lesson.
We are no longer servants, but heirs with Christ, so we should hear God speaking to us as an amazing Father. When we hear His voice in our lives, we know when to walk and when to rest. There are times when we need to roll up our sleeves and get dirt under our nails. And there are more times when we need to step aside and let God do what He does best.
Walking in that balance of works and faith takes maturity, and the first step in growth is admitting that we need to grow. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you where you’ve been getting in His way. You can’t stress a problem to make it solved. You’ll be amazed at what happens when you do what you know to do, then give the rest to Him. Don’t take on God’s part. You’ll never get His results. Work without faith is dead.