The Power to Change
Updated: Jan 31, 2021
The reason so many of us find it hard to make changes in our lives is that we don’t comprehend the power we possess to make those changes. Most feel they are a victim of circumstances, environment, DNA or other people. Those things do pose challenges or disadvantages but they don’t tell the whole story. We are not powerless or out of control. Sometimes we avoid change because we are fearful of what change will mean. Is God going to ask something we cannot give or deliver? But understand God is not asking anything He hasn’t put in you anyway.
2 Timothy 1:6-7 NIV
For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
When you look in the mirror that is the person that has control, when you look inside, that person has the real power. We can spend a lot of time running from the power that God has placed inside of us. God will allow us to run, He will even provide an escape for us and take care of us while we are running. But this is not living our best life. At some point in order to live out God’s best for our lives we have to quit running from what will make us our better best selves. I know that may sound funny but in order to be our best we have to be better. We have to quit running and making excuses and recognize and grasp the incredible power we have to change our lives and the lives of others. One of the scariest revelations you will discover is that the power God has placed inside of you is really not about you, because with that revelation comes responsibility. If you recognize God’s hand in your life you have a responsibility to grow in order to be a positive influence. Although God is very patient we don’t have the luxury of ignoring Him. Life has a way of getting very uncomfortable when we refuse to open our hearts and minds and make the necessary changes. Going through the same old motions is not enough. He is calling us to go higher. He needs us to go higher. When the time called for it, Jesus did.
2 Timothy 1:8-10 NIV
So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God. He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
When we pray God wants us to come into agreement with what He already knows, that we already have everything we need to be all we can be. There are many things God can do for us. He can open doors but He won’t push us through them. He can throw up roadblocks to protect us but He won’t keep us from busting through them. The key to fulfilling God’s will for your life is to recognize all the power He has placed in you. You see when you recognize the ability He has given you already and couple that with His will and His power you will be unstoppable.
Ephesians 2:10 NIV
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
The deception is we are insignificant, ineffective and out of control. The deception is we have to give in to every negative emotion. The deception is we have to settle. Some of us spend our whole lives fighting the deceptions and others give in to them. Our journey is about recognizing God our Father, Jesus Christ our Savior, the Holy Spirit our guide and the power within. Everything good will flow from that, everything evil will try to separate you from that.
This is so cool. Read what Paul says:
Ephesians 1:17-23 NIV
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.
Ms Wanda, GAC