I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Philippians 4:13 KJV
God is all about empowerment… but not in the way most of us think. In 2019, empowerment basically translates to achieving our goals by our own ability.
God’s view of empowerment is one that stands apart from our own efforts. He empowers us when we learn that, to achieve anything worthwhile, we need to lean on His strength.
Paul brings that out beautifully in this verse which shows that we can do anything as long as God is working through us.
As an author, I’ve had to learn to rely upon God for inspiration to create moving stories. I’ve had to wait for the guidance on how to reach the masses with a message that’s burning in my heart. And then I’ve had to learn to rely on Him to withstand the criticism of others.
Without His strength I would have failed time and time again. I’m sure you can identify with that feeling. But this verse is a constant reminder that, no matter how overwhelmed we feel at times, God’s strength in our feeble bodies can move mountains.
As much as I love advance planning and preparation, I’m one of those people that functions best when close to deadlines. Somehow the adrenaline (or is it the caffeine??) seems to flow a little better through my veins when the zero hour gets closer. Are you the same way?
Right now I’m prepping for my upcoming Spring/Summer/Fall 2019 book tours, presentations and conferences. Fresh on the market is my first “How to” book, Write History. It syncs with some of the material I’ll present to authors in Lancaster, Pa in April and to other writing professionals in Colorado this May.
But underneath the adrenaline and caffeine I feel another force—the undeniable urge to write. I’ve a slew of books waiting to be written (take a sneak peak here) and, sooner or later, that call must be answered!
I’d love to write more but… the clock is ticking. 🙂