Real Power

Knowing who you are with humility is real power. Being humble enough to be in a subservient position is powerful. Power is not a title, power is not flashing cash, and it’s not the house you live in or the car you drive. Red bottom shoes, Gucci belts, 5-star restaurants, or how many followers you have on social media.

The internet and social media have changed the game in our culture. It’s as if everyone is racing to see who’s got the best, the most and it’s infinite. Power is not a display of material things, being selfish, taking risks, and ignoring advice from experts or specialists.

Power is serving others not to be confused with people pleasing. If you’re a people pleaser you are doing it for yourself, to make yourself feel better. If you are a servant you are doing it for others from a place of love.

History shows that those who misuse power for themselves will always fail. We know what happened to Saddam Hussein, Adolf Hitler, and Vladimir Putin is going down as being a destructive leader due to misusing power. But let’s go back a little further, let’s go back to when Lucifer an Angel assigned to serve decided to challenge God with power. Isiah 14:12 will tell you all about it.

Power is being missed. Let me explain. If you are in a subservient position and you stop doing for others, they will miss you. You know you miss your hairdresser, manicurist, pedicurist, and massage therapist when they quit, disappear or retire. Some of y’all wouldn’t know what to do if your housekeeper quit. And I’ve seen grown men cry when their bartender wasn’t working.

If you wanna know how much real power you have then stop doing it for others and see if they miss you. If they don’t miss you then you are contributing zero to the relationship. And vice versa, if someone walks out of your life and you don’t miss them that means they were contributing nothing to you. Real power is love, giving and being in a subservient position not for self-interest.

Published by Dana

Creative writer about my life and life lessons. Survivor of abandonment, addiction, narcissist relationships, and trauma. Still dealing while I'm healing. Thank you Jesus!

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