Today we are fasting from the thought that says: I feel powerless.

As we launch phase 2 of our fast from wrong thinking, I’m asking the Lord to take us deeper into thinking patterns that will truly liberate us and establish a root system that will guarantee an abundant, fruitful life.

One of the greatest truths I have ever come to understand is that a “sense of powerlessness” is the root to all negative emotions. If you feel powerless to do anything about your past, you feel guilty. If you feel powerless to change your future, you feel afraid. And if you feel powerless to change your present, you feel depressed. When you feel like the people or circumstances of your life will not change, you feel angry.

Think about this for a moment-depression, fear, guilt and anger are four of the most powerful negative emotions you will ever experience. And ALL of them stem from a sense of powerlessness. The thought that there’s not much we can do about the economy or our weight or the allergies we grew up with, etc. imprisons us to accept and tolerate a mediocre and weak life.

Most people want to be powerful but have tolerated a powerless existence, just because they never realized how powerful they really are. Power comes from the Greek word: “dunamis”-which means ability, enablement.

  1. Let’s fast from the feeling of powerlessness.
    Embrace the truth that God has not given you a spirit of fear, but POWER, LOVE and a SOUND MIND. (2 Timothy 1:7) This is already done. You have this power in you.
  2. BELIEVE that power is in you. Ephesians 3:20 says God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we can ask or think ACCORDING TO THE POWER that is at work within you. There is power in you that enables God to do beyond what we can ask or think.
  3. Give God something to work with. You have to THINK and ASK. Since He can do BEYOND, we have to at least give Him a base to begin with. We limit God when we don’t think big and ASK big.
  4. Recognize and honor the Holy Spirit in you. Acts 1:8 says, “You shall receive POWER when the Holy Spirit comes upon you…” Again, this power (dunamis=dynamite) is already in you. Thank the Holy Spirit in you. Romans 8:11 says, ‘the very same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives in you.’
  5. Take the limits off. Don’t limit God. Psalm 78:41 says that the children of Israel LIMITED the Lord. They limited Him, because they DID NOT REMEMBER His power (verse 42). We free God’s hand to bless when we REMEMBER HIS PREVIOUS BLESSINGS. Psalm 103 says to not forget His benefits.
  6. EXPECT! Never underestimate the power of expectation. Expect today for God’s power to strengthen you; expect to be led by His Spirit today. We limit what God can do in our lives, when we lower our expectations.
  7. Embrace your power: the power to forgive and be forgiven (John 20); the power to heal (Mark 16:20); the power to speak the Word and get results (Job 22:28)Think It and Say It:God has not given me a spirit of fear, but power, love and a sound mind.
    I have POWER in my life right now. Through the Holy Spirit in me, I have the power to overcome sin; the power to change my life for the better, the power to be healed; the power to forgive; the power to praise God no matter what; the power to speak God’s Word and see His promises show up in my life.
    I will think big and ask big, and therefore the POWER OF GOD’S SPIRIT WITHIN ME, will bring it to pass in my life.
    I choose to remember what God has already done which takes the limits off of my life and my expectations. I expect favor today, wisdom, understanding, and God’s blessing!
    I can’t wait to talk with you, again, tomorrow.
    In His love,
 

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