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We each have a kingdom of sorts – some aspect of this world, however small, over which we have say. And God has been training us to wield our power and influence for good. But we must recover our inner king.

Many are suspect of men in power. And often rightly so, as there has been much harm caused by the abuse of power.

But the answer to bad kings isn’t looking down on all authority or renouncing the influence we’ve been given in some sort of false piety.

Rather, the answer to bad kings is the presence of good ones.

The kingdom of darkness advances when the kings of light do nothing.

To bring more life and goodness into the world we must embrace the role God has given us as kings of light.

As kings, we’re still warriors who know how to fight for what matters – using our power and resources for the good of others.

We’re also still lovers – having a deep heart for everyone who lives under the realm of our influence and seeking to bring ever-increasing beauty to all.

And we remain wisemen – able to sit with mysteries and speak into the issues of life with godly wisdom.

As we grow in strength, heart, and wisdom we’re prepared to take our place as true kings and fully embrace our divine glory.

We bring order to chaos and new life to what has decayed. We’re creative, passionate, and generous and our very presence blesses others.

As kings of light, we stand against tyrants and those who use their power selfishly. And we stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves.

People thrive within our kingdom.

Don’t discard the authority God has given you. Humbly embrace your inner king and the glory God has crowned you with.

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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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