Friday, May 4, 2012


"I Feel Powerless"

     A "sense of powerlessness" is the root to all negative emotions. If you feel powerless to do anything about your past, you feel guilty. If you feel powerless to change your present condition, you feel depressed. If you feel powerless to change your future, you feel afraid. And when you feel like the people or circumstances of your life will not change, you feel angry.
     Think about this for a moment; depression, fear, guilt and anger are four of the most powerful negative emotions you will ever experience. And ALL of them stem from a sense of powerlessness. The thought that there's not much we can do about the economy, our emotions, our weight, etc., imprisons us to a life of mediocrity and weakness.
      We have all given into the thought that says, "I feel powerless."


1.  Embrace the truth that God has not given you a spirit of fear,but POWER, LOVE
     and a SOUND MIND (2 Timothy 1:7). This is already done. You have the power in
2.  Believe that power is in you. Ephesians 3:20 says, "God is able to do above and
     beyond all we can ask or think ACCORDING TO THE POWER that is at work
     within us." Be convinced -- this power is in you now.
3.  Start thinking BIG and asking BIG. Give God something to work with. Since
     he can do BEYIND what we ask or think, we have to at least give Him a base to
     begin with. We limit God when we don't think big and ASK big.
4.  Recognize and honor the Holy Spirit in you. Acts 1:8 says, "You shall receive
     POWER when the Holy Spirit comes upon you..." Again, this power (the Greek
     word is dunamis --dynamite) is already in you. Thank God for the Holy Spirit in 
     you. Romans 8:11 says, "The very same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead
     lives in you."
5.  Take the limits off. Don't limit God. Psalm 78:41-42 says that the children of Israel
     LIMITED God because they did not remember His Power. We release our faith
     when we remember God's previous blessings in our lives. Psalm 103 says to not
     forget His benefits.
6.  EXPECT! Never underestimate the power of expectation. Expect today for God's
     power to strengthen you; expect to be led by His Spirit today. We limit what God
     can do in our lives when we lower our expectations.
7.  Embrace your power: the power to forgive and be forgiven (John 20:23); the
     power to heal (Mark 16:20); the power to speak the Word and get results (Job


FEATURING: God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound

                       I have POWER in my life right now. Through the Holy Spirit in me,
                       I have power to overcome sin; the power to change my life for the
                       better; the power to be healed; the power to forgive; the power to praise
                       God no matter what; and the power to speak God's Word and see His
                       promises show up in my life.

                       I will think big and expect the POWER OF GOD'S SPIRIT WITHIN
                       ME, to bring it to pass in my life.

                       I choose to remember what God has already done, which takes the
                       limits off of my life and my expectations. Today, I expect God's favor,
                       wisdom, understanding and blessing, in Jesus' Name.

*** reprinted from Gregory Dickow "Start Thinking Forward"