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Becoming Powerful

“God made the earth by His power.”

God made the earth by His power.

Written By Benjamin Dankaka

One thing that is common about every human is the desire to be powerful. Because we want to control others and our circumstances, we crave for power. The quest for power is what makes leaders dominate their followers. But power isn’t a negative thing. It is how we acquire and use power that either makes it good or evil. Actually, we don’t have to oppress people before becoming powerful. Real power comes when you are able to create something or do something new, especially when it has to do with your purpose. The Bible tells us that, “God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.”(Jeremiah 10:12). Again, this point is emphasized in Proverbs 3:19.

So God created the world with His power. But the power that God used didn’t come by oppressing anyone; it came through the use of His wisdom and understanding. This means that understanding and wisdom are related to power. It also means that in order to create anything you need to have understanding and wisdom. Therefore, our God is a Creator whose power is known by the things He creates with His wisdom and understanding. When God wanted to create earth, He didn’t exploit anyone; He didn’t ask anyone to do the work of creation for Him. He did it by Himself, with His own wisdom and understanding. For that reason, He owns and controls the earth. If you want real power, you have to do what God did. Whether you would like to create a tangible product or a business, it will require your wisdom and understanding. It is the person with knowledge that can be powerful; not a domineering person.

Prayer: Lord, give me the wisdom to create. Amen.

REFERENCES/FURTHER STUDY: Jeremiah 10:12; Proverbs 3:19

Unless otherwise stated all scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, New International Version.

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