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Power Beyond Your Ability
By Victoria Osteen - Nov 25, 2014

Sometimes we can set out to do something with confidence in ourselves, and then we hit a point where we realize—you know what? This is hard! We think, "God, You told me to do something, and I just really want to do it well, but I don't know if I can." We start to struggle, trying to do our best for God when all the while, God is saying, "I haven't asked you to do this alone. I said I'll always be with you. I'll never leave you nor forsake you!" Sometimes we put more confidence in our ability than we do God's ability. Not intentionally, but what we focus on is what will be magnified; and when we focus on our strengths and limitations, we can hit a plateau in life.

Jesus said, "I am the vine and you are the branches. Apart from Me, you can do nothing." It doesn't matter how good you are at something in the natural, without Him, you can never fulfill your destiny. You'll never see your greatest feats. You'll never dream your biggest dreams or accomplish your biggest successes without placing your faith in Almighty God. That's because God is our power source! We need to get up every morning and power up with Him.

Just like you would plug your phone in, we need to plug our spiritual life into God, too. And all through the day, we need to check our levels. You check the power of your phone all day long, don't you? You know when you're at 50%, 40%, 13%. You know when you are getting low and need to plug back in. Do you ever check the power of God in your life? Do you say, "God, it's time for me to stop what I'm doing and go plug into You?" Most people carry a phone charger with them or leave one in their car because they don't want to be without power. Well, you can connect with God all through the day, too. He is closer than the air you breathe. All you have to do is call on His name and turn your attention to Him. Reach up and acknowledge Him, give Him praise and thanksgiving, and He will give you power beyond your own ability!

"For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power." (1 Corinthians 4:20, NKJV)

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