There’s so much noise in the world.
Too many words telling me how to think.
Soon my mind is no longer mine
And I am buried in others’ words.
I begin to spit out what I hear
Without asking what He thinks,
The One who is Wisdom Himself.
Is there a way to make us all powerful?
Who is right and who is wrong?
Maybe we all have the power to be right.
Wisdom tells us if we talk nonstop,
We’re sure to say something wrong.
Power comes from listening to God
Who is always speaking truth.
We cannot use words as weapons
But use them to bring love, joy, hope and encouragement.
Love for others flows out of wisdom.
It is not just giving, but giving in wisdom.
It’s giving out of what betters, not what enslaves.
It is telling others of the power available to them.
“We are like common clay jars that carry this glorious treasure within, so that the extraordinary overflow of power will be seen as God’s, not ours.”
2 Cor. 4:7 TPT
Our handouts are not the answer to empower others.
Our generosity should be given freely, though,
Without thought of what we might get back
Only so others have the ability to live and love.
There is much wisdom in training.
We have collective wisdom.
We can teach, counsel, coach and educate others
For a better world tomorrow.
But first, we must learn for ourselves
How to work together to empower each other.
We must learn the importance of encouraging.
We must learn how to honor all people.
It all starts and ends with using the power given by God.
I can teach one and then another who teaches others.
When Our Creator breathes on those dreams
They are multiplied and fill the whole earth by the power of One.
Teresa Shields Parker is a Christian weight loss author, coach, podcaster, and speaker, who has lost 250 pounds and kept it off since 2013. Her books include: “Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God’s Favor,” “Sweet Grace Study Guide,” “Sweet Victory: Winning the Battle,” “Sweet Surrender: Breaking Strongholds,” “Sweet Journey to Transformation: Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Live Healthy”, “Sweet Freedom: Losing Weight and Keeping It Off With God’s Help,” “Sweet Freedom Study Guide,” “Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation,” “Sweet Hunger: Developing an Appetite for God,” and “Sweet Excuses: Stop Lying to Yourself & Start Losing Weight.” She also offers Overcomers Christian Weight Loss Academy and VIP intensive coaching. Don’t miss her weekly podcast, Sweet Grace for Your Journey, where she shares tips from her personal journey of losing weight and discovering healthy living. Contact her at [email protected].