We like to talk about being powerful allot but its always good to keep in mind where that power comes from.


Everything we are, do, and will do or be (feeling confused? Me too but bare with me) is because God gave us Jesus and Jesus left us the Holy Spirit.

That kinda means that naturally we are powerless. Yeah I know scary! But wait because it's a good scary because if we know that we are in our physical bodies weak then when we feel powerful and strong that can only mean we have been quickened by the Holy Ghost.

And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:7-10 NKJV)

Yeah I like that, do you!

Sometimes you need to feel powerless so you can know Gods Power, sometimes you've got be humbled so God can be your strength and sometimes as a caring dad he will take away our power and replace it with is own.

You all probably know the story of Gideon and his Valiant three hundred, Gideon had to raise an army to repel a hostile invasion but when he brought his forces together God saw a problem that Gideon didn't see...

And the Lord said to Gideon, “The people who are with you are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel claim glory for itself against Me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’ (Judges 7:2 NKJV)

Gideon had thought that the more the merrier but the army was whittled down to a mere three hundred, and...

Then the Lord said to Gideon, “By the three hundred men who lapped I will save you, and deliver the Midianites into your hand. Let all the other people go, every man to his place.” (Judges 7:7 NKJV)

He could have let Gideon fight with all his men, he's God after all but that would have made Gideon feel powerful and not give God the Glory.

There are times of course when things will get tough because you've done something wrong, this should be taken as a warning and acted upon instantly, but as it says in Corinthians just up there My Grace is sufficient for you.

You don't need to be powerful to succeed in God. His power is evident in his presence where people can feel neutralised and unable to move. They get stuck to the floor and their strength leaves them because the supernatural power of God is so overpowering all he needs to do is walk in the room and have you notice he's there and Click!

But as Paul might have said... Ahem: "So does this mean with God we are Powerless? God Forbid!" instead we should stay in faith and remember: (returning to real scripture)

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written:

“For Your sake we are killed all day long;

We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. (Romans 8:35-37 NKJV)

Always keep first in your mind that your strength comes from God. Sometimes he'll leave you to fight yourself for a while (always watching because he knows what you can and can't handle) and when you feel powerless look at it as God simply conditioning you to see the difference when he comes into the field and when that happens give the glory away!

Keep it real dudes.