Becoming Powerful People: Part Four – One Easy Way to Be Powerful Today

Danny Silk

Welcome to part 4 of our series on How to Become a Powerful Person. Over the last few weeks we have discussed powerlessness and it’s effects on us and the people around us. We discovered the following four ways to spot powerlessness:

  1. 1. Powerless language reveals a powerless mindset.
  2. 2. Powerless people approach relationships as consumers.
  3. 3. Powerless people often blame the messes they make on other people.
  4. 4. The defining driving force of a powerless person is anxiety.

We also learned that when you give your power away, you subconsciously grow to believe that other people are scary, unsafe and more powerful than you, and therefore you need to control them to get them to meet your needs. Also, that a relational bond built on mutual control simply cannot produce anything remotely like safety, love or trust.

But when you live as a powerful person, everything changes.

One of the key components in becoming a powerful person is refusing to continue to recreate a victimized reality. As long as you refuse to repent from it you will be held back in your pursuit of being powerful.

So, what do I mean by repentance?

Repentance means to change the way you think. In order to repent from a life of powerlessness, you will need to identify the lies you believe and the influence those lies have in your life. Once you identify these lies, you renounce them and break your agreement with them. Then ask Holy Spirit to come and tell you the truth.

A model repentance prayer could look something like this:

In the name of Jesus, I renounce the lie that___________. I nail it to the cross of Jesus Christ and send it away from me, never to return again. Holy Spirit, what truth would you like to give me in its place? (Write down what He tells you.)

Repeat this prayer as many times as necessary for each individual lie that comes up. So often lies become deeply rooted in our core, requiring consistent work to dig them out and replace them with the truth.

For instance:  If you grew up in an abusive, powerless environment, you have probably engrained these lies deep within you and have a hard time identifying them as lies and you are probably going to need someone who can help you identify and renounce those lies. If you have access to inner healing tools and ministry like Sozo , I highly recommend that you use them.

During the process know that the journey in becoming a powerful person is worth it! Choosing to say “Yes!” to a life of responsibility and wholeness will be one filled with adventure and joy.

Don’t let powerlessness steal from you any longer!

You ARE a powerful person who CAN make powerful decisions. And more importantly, you are a powerful person who can choose to love— because God chose to love you. Choosing to love is the most powerful choice you could ever make, and is more rewarding than you could ever imagine!

PS) I’d love to hear from you. What are some other ways you’ve broken patterns of powerlessness and become powerful?

PPS. If you would like more information on what Sozo is or how to find someone in your area to help, go to their site here.

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  1. Thanks Danny for this timely topic. My mom who lives with us has recently had a rage episode where she physically attacked my husband. She has put herself in her room (withdrawal) and has been there for a week. She has communicated via texting only a couple times which revealed her powerlessness. Now she is asking if I want her to leave because I seem upset. What should I say to her?

  2. in recovery group, the first step is for ppl to admit that they’re powerless. this is the opposite of that teaching. can you clarify? it can get a little confusing…

  3. Danny I don’t even know what to say. This is such a daily walk. A walk of love and power and freedom. We have to remember who our enemy is and be intentional about our ability to love. Sometimes I don’t think we really have a clue as to how intense the spiritual warfare is that we are in the midst of. Thank you for this fresh reminder, haven’t read your material in a while. Blessings

  4. This was my journey yesterday! I asked Jesus why my heart didn’t believe what my head knew to be true. The core of it was my heart believed a lie. I knew there was more that I needed to do more than just replace it with truth. When I spoke with a close friend, I realised I actually needed to repent of my agreement with the lie and then the truth could take hold. Jesus took me back in the spirit to the moment that I first believed it and I spoke to my past self and spoke the truth over myself instead of the lie. I saw in my mind’s eye a metallic frissure being healed with red hot heat. I feel so differently now! More of the me I was created to be!

  5. I was reading Psalm 118 and got focused on 13-21. There seemed to be a connection to the enemy coming against David, David exalting the Lord, the Lord doing valiantly… Then I realized my heart wanted to "bounce over" the next verse…

    "The Lord has chastened me sorely… "

    I looked chasten up in Hebrew, and it means "to instruct, bind, chastise, correct, reform, teach, deprive."

    Beyond the obvious that I don’t want to be corrected I realized I had a real block in my heart to accepting that God chastises even though I know the Bible says He does.
    I asked Holy Spirit what is the wall in my heart in this and He showed me my experience with correction. My experience has been that correction has not been for me but against me, the motivation behind it has been to hold me down or hold me back. I’m connecting these experiences to My Father.
    Wow!!! I confessed this belief, this fear that has kept my heart bound to a lie.
    And the verses continue "Open to me the temple gates of righteousness; I will enter through them and I will confess and praise the Lord. THIS is the gate of the Lord… I WILL confess praise and give thanks to You for YOU have heard and answered me and You have become my Salvation and Deliverer."

    Hallelujah!! Jesus IS alive and His Holy Spirit lives in me to speak and deliver on the freedom Jesus died for me to know.
    Thank You, Father for your correction for your lovingkindness in drawing me closer to You for Your goodness in loving me enough for Your rod and staff to guide and even comfort me!

  6. I love the Sozo ministry. I am a facilitator on a team and I have had several SOZO sessions for my own healing. Here’s what I do daily to continue to stay and move in who I am in Christ read the word, pray and make daily positive declarations out loud 100 a day if possible. I declare I have the mind of Christ. I declare I was made to love. I declare I am loveable and I declare I am favored by Father, etc

  7. Eureka for me is II Timothy 1:7 GOD hath not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, love, and a sound clear mind. I’ve claimed this verse many years ago and have shared it repeatedly with many others.
    Thank you for allowing me to join this class online; summer 2016 ‘Loving On Purpose.’

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