Wherever you go, whatever you do, look for whatever power Heaven has for you in each moment.
Practicing any skill, art, or craft is infinitely more beneficial when you understand that Heaven wants to empower you. Focus on practice, especially when no one is looking and you won’t be recorded. Heaven sees you, offering you strength.
When you teach, tutor, coach, counsel, inform, help or advise, you just might be instructing the next prince, but you are surely helping a soul treasured by the entire Kingdom of Heaven.
When trouble comes and you appear powerless, that is when your greatest power can come through. Look for a concealed uniqueness in those moments of sudden disappointment, whatever makes disappointments unique is a clue to where to plug your power and turn on the lights. God schemes and orchestrates such times so all hope seems lost, then, through our weakness, He introduces a new power that no strategist could have invented or prepared for.
Maybe you only need to pray, keep your mouth shut, stay happy inside, simply smile at someone, or do a really good job of doing nothing at all.
Simply “being with” those around you carries a healing power that the world desperately needs. Too often we jump so soon that Winstonian advice works, “Don’t just do something, stand there.” If you need to do nothing, do nothing with Heaven’s excellence.
Among friends in the quiet as in celebration, on the battle field before, during, and after, with time prioritized for the “less easy” to love in your family or fold—every moment begs you to seek Heaven’s power to inject love and quality into the Earth.
Living with inner, personal power for each moment requires each moment. Don’t let a single second go by that you don’t tap into whatever God has for you, whether energy or rest. Love Him always. Carve out time to do nothing but be with God.
When you have power in the small, seemingly unimportant moments, you may be preparing others for big moments—or God might be preparing you for some big moment. But, the “bigness” of the moment doesn’t matter when you have power every moment.
Isaiah 40:29, Mark 12:30, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, Ephesians 6:10, Philippians 4:13, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18