Even when feeling powerless–helpless, threatened, imprisoned, boxed in, gridlocked, stuck–there remains your hidden power. The power to change your mind or question your beliefs. The power to be thankful for the simplest things, like eyes to see, air to breathe or feet that walk. There’s the power to give in, give up, let go, accept, forgive or forget. There’s the power to say “NO (or yes)!” There’s power to having faith, staying present, sending love or saying a prayer. There’s the power of waiting and allowing–of doing nothing at all and letting God take over. External “fixes” sometimes help, but rarely fix–at least not for the long-term. Inside us there’s a super power that can’t be found “out there.”
Dorothy: Oh, will you help me? Can you help me?
Glinda: You don’t need to be helped any longer. You’ve always had the power…
Dorothy: I have?
Scarecrow: Then why didn’t you tell her before?
Glinda: Because she wouldn’t have believed me. She had to learn it for herself.
-The Wizard of Oz
for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. -2Timothy 1:7 (ESV)
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. -Seneca