Wow! Today, I am all revved up! I spent all day feeling small, incapable, and unable, due to a doctor’s harsh words towards me about medicine I was supposed to be giving my son. In the middle of the day, I found out that the mistake was actually the doctor’s! After calling them to communicate my concerns, I realized I had given him all kinds of power over how my day was turning out.
And it wasn’t just him…it was several other people who have hurt me, unknowingly. I allowed them to make me feel small, inferior, invisible, useless and weak. That’s what happens when we allow people to have power over us, whether they meant for that to happen or not.
And all I can do is fight back with the only offensive weapon I’ve got! So the guns are loaded and I’m gonna fire off a couple rounds!:
So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.
Isaiah 2:22 ESV
Stop regarding man in whose nostrils is breath, for of what account is he?
But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.
Galatians 1:10 ESV
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.
See? I’m feeling more powerful already! And just about two hours ago, I wanted to quit everything and everyone. But my power has never and will never lie in any person, just only in God, who is my strength! And if they become powerful over me, it is because I allowed them to. I can fight back anytime! I am so thankful Jesus never gives up on me even when I do. He loves me and He loves you, too! So take back the power, and give it to the One who deserves it!