Many Black people complain that we don’t have enough political or economic power to overcome the problems in our lives. However, the greatest source of power is the power of God, and when you tap into this infinite reservoir of power, we refer to it as, “spiritual power.” God gave you a spirit and the power to achieve everything you want and need in life if what you want is consistent with what God wants for you.
Spiritual power is the part of your spirit that governs your capacity for achievement. In life, we’re constantly trying to accomplish a goal, to overcome a challenge, to bring something into fruition. The power part of your spirit determines when, where, how and with whom you will achieve or not achieve that thing you want. Although power resides within your spirit, you need the wisdom of God to wield it. You’ve come to earth to gain the wisdom and experience to put the pieces of your life together, and you need spiritual power to do it.
If you had more spiritual power, what would you do with it? Managed properly, you would heal yourself and heal others, pay bills, increase your wealth, get a better job or become self-employed, be a better parent, a better spouse, improve relationships, help others to grow and develop, etc.
The goal of life is to become a divine being. The more you function in the world as a divine being, the greater your spiritual power. The problem is we’re constantly chasing the things we want and need in life in the wrong way – we’re relying solely on our physical resources which are always limited and unreliable. But if the greatest source of power comes from God, we should seek spiritual power and all other things will emanate from that.
Let’s say, for example, you need a job. Of course, you’ll need to search for a job, network, and all those other tasks required to gain employment. But more importantly, you must focus on improving your character which will increase your spiritual power. Ultimately, you just don’t want another job – you want the power to never be without a steady source of income.