Power is often referred to as the ability to control or manipulate a situation. We are told that we have the power to change our surroundings through various means such as prayer, force, or other means. I am told that having faith in God can cause mountains in your life to move. Of this I am a firm believer, but my Power seems to be nonexistent in one area of my life given that others control it.
How do I feel powerless one might ask? Given that I have been blessed to be selected as an intern with AAPD and the internship at the site is going really well, then what is the problem? I feel powerless in helping others with things that neither of us have control over. Unfortunately, we are both powerless in this situation. It is something I am forced to think about each morning I rise and each night before I sleep this summer. So my faith is tested with this issue, and I am struggling.
Given my daily struggle, I do have the power to understand man or woman does not have the power control my thoughts. For you see through God’s eyes I can see all that he has planned for me. I may not have everything but still I am abundantly blessed. In spite of the insensitively of others, I am still moving forward in what God has purposed for my life. I have never been forsaken by him and I will still trust him. That sustains me each day!!
Finally, I may not have the power to change my current situation, but I am not powerless! Although the scales may seem imbalanced with regard to power, I have to constantly remind myself of my favorite biblical verse Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me”.