I have power.
And where it comes from is actually quite simple to explain.
Over 2,000 years ago:
A man came for humanity.
A man loved humanity.
A man died for humanity.
And a man rose from the dead for humanity.
This man’s name was Jesus Christ.
And the very same power that rose Jesus Christ from the grave lives in me!
How do I know this to be true?
I know this to be true because of a very specific prayer that Paul prayed for the early church in Ephesus:
I also pray that you will be able to understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe in him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 1:19-20 (New Living Translation)
Simply Stated: Faith in Christ produces power.
Because I have put my faith in Christ:
I have the power to suffer joyfully.
I have the power to wait patiently.
I have the power to lead fearlessly.
I have the power to give generously.
I have the power to love extravagantly.
I have the power to believe audaciously.
I have the power to pursue aggressively.
I have the power to forgive continuously.
Because of the power of Christ within me, I have the power to achieve greatly.
And if you believe, the same power is within you.
With that in mind, here are two questions for you to consider:
1. If you are a believer, what do you intend to do with the power of Christ within you?
2. If you are not a believer, from where does your power come?