Some time ago, I preached a message entitled “You’re Stronger than You Think You Are.” I talked about how many times we are reluctant to change because we feel that our blessing or our way out exists only in one framework or pattern of thought. For instance, in the bible there was a man at the pool of Bethesda, who stayed in his condition because he had no one to put him in the pool. Or what about the man at the Gate called Beautiful in Acts 3, who sat there begging because no one had invested in his healing but simply contributed to his cause. We have to realize that we are so much stronger than we think, because feeling powerless or helpless is not a great feeling.
I believe that one of the most debilitating feelings in the world is powerlessness. The feeling that we can no longer effect change in our lives leaves many frustrated and dejected. That feeling inevitably leads us to becoming apathetic about the world around us. When we feel like there is nothing we can do we stop caring about what is going on. After all, it simply doesn’t matter since there is nothing I can do anyway. That is exactly where the enemy wants us. Feeling frustrated, powerless, and apathetic takes you out of the game.
The truth of the matter is you are stronger than you think you are. Power does not come from physical strength, or the control of others but the wisdom to use what you have to the best of your abilities. When you begin to look at what you have and put it to its highest use, you realize that you have more at your disposal than you thought. We must you wisdom and stop putting our faith in futile things, and realize the power is within us. With wisdom, you have the ability to change your disposition, which will position you to influence others around you. Not all power comes from might, sometimes it comes from access to might. Wisdom lets you have great access, giving you great power. One of my favorite scriptures is, “A man’s gift maketh room for him and bringeth him before great men.” Sometimes the blessing is not in the gift alone, but the access to great men that it brings you. Wisdom, however can be rendered ineffective if you don’t change your mindset to carry out what wisdom teaches you.
Today, take the opportunity to muster your strength. Don’t look at the strength of others, look inside yourself. What are your abilities? What do you do well? What do you have access to? That is your strength. It doesn’t matter if it is not the strength that others have. They can’t be you, and you can’t be them. Wisdom is knowing how to be the best you. When you are the best you, you are powerful. So today, go after it because you are stronger than you think you are.
Father, thank you for every person who is reading today. I pray that they will realize the strength that resides within them. Father help them to reach forth towards that which you have predestined for them. We give you pray for greater strength and the wisdom to accomplish all that you have given into our hands. In Jesus’ Name. Amen!