Power. Such a sexy word. If you are like I was, you would instantly envision a tall, good looking, rich man bursting out of his boardroom after successfully negotiating a billion dollar business deal. Ok in my mind I just described Donald Trump and maybe I sorta kinda like had a teenylittlesmallHUGELARGEGIGANTICENOURMOUS crush on him. In your mind, maybe you envisioned someone different (probably 30 years younger and with hair) but you get the idea.
So what is power? Really, what is the first word that comes to your mind when you hear the word POWER. Money? Fame? Success? Strength? Influence? Knowledge? Popularity? Freedom?
I once thought Donald Trump was one of the most powerful people on earth. I actually met him. I shook his hand in his NYC boardroom and talked with him for a moment. I thought I was the luckiest girl on earth. I was convinced this was the defining moment in my career… I had made it big!
Now, through fresh eyes, I view powerful people as those who have achieved success yet ALWAYS attribute it to God. I realize I know many powerful people in my own life and I am convinced they are more powerful than Trump. I feel very blessed to know them.
The 2 guys who work for an award winning international firm, who always attribute their success to God. They are the true definition of power using their talent to live out God’s will.
The new friend who is starting his own business who always reminds me to trust God, no matter what. His unwavering faith in God is power.
The guy who wants to run for office someday who uses the power of God’s word to live a life of integrity.
The guy who is a tireless advocate for educating our youth. He uses every chance he can to remind us results are more important than politics. His support for our youth and search for the truth is power.
The press secretary who is never afraid to proclaim her faith. Her ability to proudly declare she is a Christian is power.
The old friend one who ALWAYS takes the time to answer my questions on the bible, life, faith, and God. I am absolutely convinced, God has chosen him as a messenger and his ability to let God speak through him is power.
The Marine who proudly serves his country, using his witty humor to bring joy and shine Gods love to the lives of those living in darkness is power.
The inspiring artist, who uses the talents God gave her to draw beautiful works of art that bring joy to all who see them. Her ability to tap into her natural talent and praise God for her success is power.
The lady who worked for little pay, but her love and gift of writing had the ability to touch so many people and truly change lives. She always put others above her own needs and her strong faith in God is power.
A special soul from back home, who has been through adversity, hit rock bottom, and insisted his faith was what got him through. He bravely wrote about his personal troubles, inspiring others to turn to God in times of despair. His ability to humble himself and lead others to God is power. If you are reading this (and you know who you are) I love you dearly, and I am so proud of you.