What is power to you? Is it money? Is it control or manipulation of others, social status or drugs? Maybe it’s women, intimidation or anger.
Whatever we identify as power, odds are it can be used in a very negative way in our lives. Many of us have abused power to get what we want, or to increase our ‘power trips.’ From an early age, many of us encounter power when we feel powerless. Once our power is taken away, we’ll take it back however we can.
We need to find the false powers in our life. In the story of Samson in the Bible (Judges 16:18-31), he thought his hair was where he received his famous strength, when it wasn’t. His power was from God. This is what our fleshly desires do; they allow us to be deceived into thinking we are something we are not.
Are you pursuing false power or God’s power?
No matter how powerful things like manipulation, drugs, money seem in our world, we need to understand that these things are false powers. Think of it this way, if our power had been real, wouldn’t we still have it?
Once we realize we have used false powers all along, we need to take the first step to true power, which begins by letting go, and a great way to do that is to ask for help. Next, reclaim true power in your life by realizing you are loved and rewrite your story.
God’s power in your life is the only power worth having, the power to transform lives.
“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7