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We’ve been given the dignity to rule and reign with Christ. And we can move mountains with the faith of a mustard seed. But all too often we play small and deny the power of God at work in us to do great things.

Of course, we don’t want to be prideful and assume we can do anything and everything on our own. Wisdom and humility remind us that we’re utterly dependent on God for every breath we take.

At the same time, this dependence is not to become helpless or otherwise shortchange the impact God has created us to make. God’s grace empowers us for love and good works. And this calls us to live with greater courage and boldness than we’ve typically allowed. 

The desire to live a quiet life doesn’t mean we settle into the complacency of our small stories and forget the larger story God has invited us into. There’s more to life than simply having a good job, saving for retirement, and enjoying a few family vacations along the way. And even spiritually, there’s more to life than merely holding on and waiting for the sweet by and by.

We were created to do great things, and God empowers us to do just this. And perhaps holding back brings into the question if we truly believe this or not. If it’s true that the same power that raised Christ from the dead is at work within us as well, then it’s faithless not to access this power, while we continue to live in our own strength and small stories.

What would we do if we were fully convinced that God was empowering us for greatness? How would our prayers change? And what bold acts of faith would now be on the table?

Don’t play it small. The same power that raised Christ from the dead is at work within you to accomplish immeasurably more than you might ask or even imagine.

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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