Monday, June 25, 2012


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”. 

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