What makes you feel powerful? For me, I feel most powerful when I’m focused and I know what’s been made available to me and I know that I’ve taken full advantage of it!
Let me share something with you.
If you’ve heard this story before forgive me, it was too good not to retell!!
It goes something like this.
One afternoon a little girl was out shopping with her mother, when they approached the checkout counter the little girl noticed a jar of candy with a sign that said FREE. The kind gentleman behind the counter noticed the little girl admiring the candy jar; smiled at her and said “go ahead, you can have some”.
But the little girl hesitated and only looked away. As her mother completed her order the little girl would glance at her mother and back at the jar and back at her mother and back at the jar contemplating how awesome this candy must be. Again the gentleman obliged ” it’s okay you can have some”, he even validated with the mother that it was indeed okay. The mother smiled and said “yes honey it’s okay you can have some”. Still the little girl stared at the jar, back at the gentleman and finally down to the floor. As the mother collected her purchases and belongings and was ready to head out the door, The gentleman said here allow me.
He proceeded to open the candy jar, reached in and pulled out what seemed like a years worth of candy; to a child’s eyes. Grateful, the child opened both hands to try to hold all the gentleman had given her. With wide eyes and a grin cheek to cheek she chimed “oh my gosh thank you sooo much whoa”!
Almost skipping out of the store the daughter could barely contain her excitement. Her mother looked down at her and smiled and said “honey why didn’t you take the candy when the gentleman offered it the first time?”
With Bright eyes and a cheesy grin the little girl explained “mother did you see how much bigger one of his hands were than my tiny hand? Look at how much he grabbed, I needed both of my hands to hold all of this!”
Sometimes we get impatient and we want to reach out and grab things for ourselves. But God reminds us I know the plans I have for you. His plans don’t include anything that would stunt our growth spiritually, physically emotionally financially or relational. His plans include freedom! There’s tremendous power in that freedom!
What exactly is freedom?
- the state of being physically unrestricted and able to move easily. –POWER
- the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved. –POWER
- the state of not being subject to or affected by (a particular undesirable thing). –POWER
- the power of self-determination attributed to the will; the quality of being independent of fate or necessity. –POWER
liberté – libertad – libertà
I’m in LOVE with this! I mean really, knowing that you have the power to exchange your doubt for freedom! Who doesn’t want that!!! So our next challenge FOCUS is FREEDOM!
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For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you,” says the Lord. “I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I will gather you out of the nations where I sent you and will bring you home again to your own land.” (Jeremiah 29:11-14 NLT)
FREEDOM from anything that holds us captive!! Freedom from past mistakes, regrets, shame, guilt, trying to measure up, acceptance, weight issues, body image issues, food issues. No more captivity!!! WHOOOOO SHINE SWEET FREEDOM! That’s pure power!!!!
When you recognize and accept that power, you realize it was in you all along! A fire is reignited and the flames burn even stronger!
Set a spark & Let it burn!!!
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