EMPOWER YOURSELF (547 words)
By Dalton Roberts
(with thanks to Tammy Greene)
My Sunday Journal
Every hour of the day, you are being empowered or you are being disempowered. It is all in the way you manage and distribute the power that is constantly coming your way.
Therefore, you have two choices. to be engaged with Spirit or to cut yourself off from the flow.
We can daily choose to enjoy fellowshipping with Christ or we can think that power is not attainable in this life. Imagine yourself as living in His time an see yourself becoming his friend. Every year that you walk and talk with Him, he is “rubbing off on you” His love, understanding, compassion and wisdom.
People who answered His call to discipleship grew into great souls. Church tradition says most of them died for His truth. They were so empowered that death meant very little to them compared to the bliss of fulfilling His call and His companionship.
We must see and fully realize that fellowship with Him is just as possible to us today as it was back then. He said He was with us “to the end of time.” Behold, he is always with us. Just open to communication with Him because there is no space or time between us and God.
I know I am a mystic but I am not here talking about some ethereal, mystical thing. I am speaking a basic Christian truth. Could you find a Christian who would doubt the omnipresence of Jesus? You can certainly find some who refuse to accept and enjoy it, but there are also many who fellowship with Him all the time. You and I can choose that path.
Another path of empowerment is our spiritual circle. We each have certain friends that we get spiritual juice from and give spiritual juice to. Some of them are so strange that we might miss them if we judge by appearance.
Like my illiterate Baptist friend, Hubert, who powerfully influenced me in my teens by his loving friendship and support of my talents. I still receive empowerment when I remember reading the Bible to him late at night when the house was quiet. He would jump up and praise God and honk his nose in a handkerchief as his cup overflowed. He overflowed all over me for the rest of my life. He still comes alive and empowers me when I need it.
Cherish friends who do that for you. Each one is a little filling station along your roadway of life. Each one give you the juice to keep going and growing. We must develop our antennas to recognize these people and nurture them. Each one is a source of empowerment.
Mothers can be lifetime empowerers to us. Donnie Jenkins once told me, “You and I have had disturbed female relationships because we had good mothers.” Because we had good mothers, we subconsciously assumed that all women would love and adore us like our mothers.
My mother so instilled and installed self-confidence in me that I have always felt I can do anything. Many times, against all odds, I have been able to succeed because of the streak of self-confidence she installed. Never forget these empowerments and nurture them in your consciousness. It is one of life’s powerful power connections.
Claim your power!.