Due to the pressures of life there a many of us who at times feel powerless. We might feel overwhelmed in a dead-end job with a difficult boss, trapped in marriage by an abusive spouse, powerless to help our children when they are in trouble or even helpless during times of illness. There are so many things in life that can sap us and make us feel drained of power.

But today I want to remind the people of God that,  “You are no longer Powerless!”.

Romans 5:6 6 (NIV) You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.

I love the New International Version translation of the bible here as the word powerless is used in the past tense.

God’s word teaches us that at just the right time when we were without strength and power, Jesus died for and adopted us as children and gave us power. Yes, my brethren, because we are now sons of the King, we also have inherited power from the King.

I don’t want your current situation or temporal feelings having you doubt the authority and power God has given you through His Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8, Romans 15:13).

When in doubt always remind yourself about the power you have and gain strength and inspiration by this. Here is what Jesus did when some were worshiping and some were doubting.

Matthew 28:17-18 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

Jesus came and reminded the doubters about the power He has in all the universe. Jesus knew that at times doubt takes residence in our hearts and brings despair but this is not what he wants for us.

Let me ask you a question. If you had personal access to the most powerful person in the world right now what would you do? I am sure all of us would use that privilege to our advantage and immediately speak to him/her. We would pour our heart out to that person and hold nothing back. In that moment all our needs and cares will flow out like a river before them, resting in the full confidence that they are able and capable of granting every request. We would do this without hesitation because we want swift resolve to our needs.

But every believer in Jesus already has this access in that of the Lord, but sometimes we don’t see it this way. We don’t see it as it truly is. We have access to the one who is merciful and powerful and He will never turn His face away from those who call upon Him (Psalms 51:17, Psalm 145:18-19, Acts 2:21)

Don’t only call upon God to gain power but also learn to use what’s in your hand. When the Israelites were feeling powerless and boxed in due to the hot pursuit of the Egyptians behind them and the Red Sea barricading the front, God told Moses to stop praying and use what He had given him in his hands. (Exodus 14:13-15).

In the same way Moses was given authority we have authority and power to bring about immense changes in our own life and the life of others. We are from a heavenly kingdom and nothing from an earthly kingdom should make us feel powerless. Power is what God has given us and we must learn to use it to bring victory to every situation.

Matthew 18:18-20 8 “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

Luke 10:19 19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

Today I encourage someone to stop having their heads hung down and feeling powerless and start calling upon the name of the Lord. Call upon the only one who can truly help and the only one who is willing to help. Not only call upon Him, but use the weapons (2 Corinthians 10:4-6) which God has given us to speak against and crush the powers of the enemy.

This is one of the few times that you can let power go to your head, so use God’s power and be victorious.  

Your Brother in the Lord,

Dane Miller | Author

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