Deep within us is a vast reservoir of untapped power waiting to be used…so wrote Norman Vincent Peale. I also wrote about this power within in my poem, All Things Are Possible, in 1984: to wit, all goals can be reached, all dreams can come true, when you call on the Power inherent in you.
Here are a few Biblical points on power:
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7 NIV)
A wise man has great power...(Proverbs 24:5 NIV)
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you…(Acts 1:8 NIV)
…I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you….(Romans 9:17 NIV)
And then there is this poem which I wrote in 1998:
THE POWER OF YOU
If you would be more powerful
release your ego
let it soar
let the roar of you subside,
see the power of you
to empower others.
Empowering others does not decrease our own power, but on the contrary, seems to enhance it so that we are ready at a moment’s notice to boost those in need of a surge.
Go ahead, call on The Power.