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Power is often seen as the ability to dominate and control others. And, to be sure, many have misused the power given to them in this way. But power is simply our ability to make things happen and this can be used for either good or evil.

We don’t have to look far to see the many abuses of power – from corrupt politicians to abusive parents, and even church leaders who use their spiritual authority to selfishly manipulate others.

And naturally, power and the quest for power gets a bad name in light of such perversions – with many, whether consciously or not, deciding they want nothing to do with it.

But when power is denied we become truly impotent. We’re passive recipients to the circumstances of life without any ability to change things for the better.

And, in the end, when power for good is not embraced, power for evil is all that remains.

Corruption of power is an issue of the heart more than an issue of power. As such, the point is not to avoid power, but to allow our hearts to be transformed and our strength used for good.

Sometimes our anger, control issues, and secret fantasies are all pointing to our legitimate desire for power.

We know we were created to make things happen – to rule and reign as benevolent kings in the world God has given us. And something is not quite right in our souls when this is denied or neglected.

Abuses abound and there’s a great need for more men to wield their power for good, in our families and throughout all of society.

Accept your divine quest for power and use it for good – bringing more life and beauty into the world. Your presence and power is desperately needed.

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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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