This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Matthew 7:24-25 (NIV)
Today I am thinking about how I can give away my power. I think this mostly happens when someone hurts me, and I didn’t see it coming. The first thing I experience is shock. I’m shocked that the incident even happened, and I’m also likely shocked that it came from the person that it did.
The second thing I experience is preoccupation. I will replay the incident in my mind, over and over again. I will also likely call others to share my hurt feelings. I go to bed with these hurt feelings, and I wake up with them. All of this depletes my power.
This is not to imply that I shouldn’t nurture my hurt feelings. But, I’ve learned there’s a difference between nurturing my feelings, and becoming completely consumed by them.
I learned a very valuable lesson years ago about giving away my power. A person who I worked with offended me. Initially, I gave away my power to this person nearly every time I was in her presence. I could feel my personal energy shift as soon as she entered the room. I feared her next move, and would become totally preoccupied with what she might say or do next.
I was truly giving away my power at this time, because I was giving this person far more power over me than they actually had. The more I realized that as long as I fulfilled my responsibilities and that God had the final say over my fate and not her, I slowly but surely regained my power.
The Words that I also use to teach me are, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” Matthew 7:24-25 (NIV)
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So today, hold on to your power.