Powerlessness is not weakness; it is reality.
I am frequently amazed at the many contradictions in mainstream thinking. I watch athletes perform under the most adverse weather conditions and play with braces, casts, patches and stitches, yet the moment they surrender to the harsh realities of their physical limitations, we as fans go from lauding their courage to castigating their lack of resolve. If asked to perform with the same injuries and perform under the same severe climate we would scoff at the notion and think proudly of our sanity. When it is someone else however, we seem to rejoice in the opportunity to demean someone else’s courage and heart.
There was a time in my life where the notion of being powerless was inconsistent with whom I was. I was determined at all costs to conquer and be victorious. No matter the price that I paid, I had to prevail or we would both think ill of me. I had to read and know everything; I had to remember every joke; I had to, I had to, I had to . . . The list never ended until my life nearly ended because I was powerless.
Each of us in our own way is powerless over many things. I don’t have to like that fact, but I do have to accept it, for when I have no acceptance I am going to be on a crash course with reality and reality will always win. The price I pay for my lack of acceptance continues to increase against me until I finally surrender to my humanness and accept the limits to my power. For me, that is when God as I know God entered my life and all around me got better and better.
My prayer for you today is that you come to realize that God’s will for me, you and others is wiser than any of our own.
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