Faith As A Power Source
Something inside me responds with energy and inertia when I am told I don’t have the skills, resources, determination or vision to accomplish some objective. Is it simply a desire to succeed? Or perhaps, the appeal of a challenge? Maybe, to seek an opportunity to help others? Or, to gain their approval?
“I believe, in my heart of hearts, the driving force that catapults and propels me forward to accomplish any worthwhile objective is the resulting opportunity for me to Witness that God provides whatever is necessary to accomplish His goal(s) through a sinner like me.”
In short, I wholeheartedly crave the ability to credit God as my Power Source in every meaningful thing I do in my life; to Witness to Him as my Lord and Savior. To use His Power in my life to help others, to learn from others, and to help others find themselves and their faith. Collectively, to grow His kingdom on earth.
I have asked myself many times, could it really be that simple? Is God that powerful? Is He that omnipotent? Amazingly, is God that Real? The answer, simply, is yes, Yes, YES, and YES!
“For some, personal power is derived by knowledge, others by the desire to succeed. Still, others believe in a survival instinct of sorts, and yet others rely on successes that build self-confidence. Certainly, there is no singular right answer. All I know is that my motivation comes unilaterally and explicitly from my faith in God and all He provides, allows, bestows, offers, and wills.”
Much like an athlete sets goals for him/herself, their focus yields a building block approach. The football player focuses on the next First Down before the Touchdown. The Nascar driver each lap, before the finish line. The Christian, the next opportunity to Witness, before their personal salvation and resurrection. We are all, in fact, competitors and participants in the game of Life. And, to be successful and grow, we must remain focused and aware of what is directly in front of us each and every day, regardless of the longer-term objective, goal, need or desire.
You see, faith is an incredibly powerful source of energy and Truth. Both emanate from a single point of origin, God the Father. Energy is created through inspiration, survival, fear, need, desire, protective instincts, indeed, love. Truth, however, comes solely from God, is not to be confused with facts, and by design, is accompanied by and rooted in morality. Man possesses no innate morals as morals are learned and man is imperfect. True and objective morality, therefore must emanate from the creator as He is the teacher and is perfect.
Most assuredly, many people have heard the phrase, “Trust your Instincts”, yes? And, in many circumstances and scenarios we face in our lives, our instincts come into play and focus on determining our actions and behavior. Yet, at the core of our spirit and being, those instincts we all possess, are founded in morality, and morality originates singularly from God. The point being that God influences and largely, controls the higher level direction and trajectory of each of our lives, whereas, we are simply charged with our thoughts, actions, behaviors, and ultimately, our choices.
In the end, collectively, a large objective of human life lies within each individual discovering their (our) purpose in life. Once found, life transforms and ascends into something much more meaningful, worthy, and impactful; for us, and for all the other people we come into contact with, along the way. Here is praying, hoping and wishing each of us is open to learning as much as we need to live a Purpose Driven Life. In the big picture of eternity, it’s your life, so live it like you mean it. Who do you want to be? God Bless and Be Well.