It’s time for us to start empowering our self. Stop sitting around looking for other people do stuff for you. As the song says, get up, get out, and get something. There was a time in my life where I wanted to take the easy way out. If there was a shortcut or alternative way to accomplishing something that was easier for me, I took it. Why? Because truth be told I was just trying to get what I wanted quickly and not really put in the work. If I could let someone else do the work for me and I still get what I want, then so be it. This may still be the work ethic of some, but by doing this you will never fully learn how to appreciate what you have when you get it.
What does it mean to empower your self? It means putting in the work. Work could mean studying, doing research or it could mean simply coming up with a strategy to accomplish a goal and doing it. To put in the work however, you must have goals. There has to be an objective that you are trying to reach. So the first step to becoming empowered is figuring out what your objective is. What are your goals? Long term? Short term? Immediate? A lot of times we get so caught up in the day-to-day activities of life that we don’t really think about goals. We should have family goals, financial goals, career goals, personal goals and the list could go on and on depending on your individual activities. Set goals for every area of your life. Anything that you commit your time to should have a goal. For instance, if you work out three times a week, set a goal that you are trying to achieve while working out.
When you set goals, you empower yourself because now you are looking to no one other than yourself to accomplish these goals. When you have a goal, it should help you stay focused. When life happens, as it so often does, you can so easily be distracted. When you have goals, it helps brings things back into perspective for you and helps you get your mind right. When you get your mind right, you are then able to operate in the power that God has placed on the inside of you, which will push you to work hard to accomplish your goal, even when you don’t feel like it.
As Christians, we can apply the principle of being empowered spiritually by knowing your word. The word of God is what gives us the focus and discipline we need to live a life that is pleasing and acceptable in the sight of God. A life that is righteous and holy. The word is what gives us not only power, but strength to overcome the enemy. Having the word of God inside of you gives you confidence; it is the blueprint for life. It will revolutionize your entire perspective on life.
Empower yourself. Use the tools given to you and do something with them. As children of the Most High God, defeat is not an option. Get up, get out, and get something. Go get what God has for you! #iDeclare #EmpowerYourSelf
2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
Deuteronomy 31:6 NLT “So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”