Danny Silk is a relational specialist in the Body of Christ and His kingdom. He recently posted this on social media from his Book, Keep Your Love On, Page 22 – “Powerless people often blame the messes they make on other people.”
He goes on to post:
“Powerless people believe the reason their life, marriage, child, finances, job, or whatever is the way it is has nothing to do with their choices. Someone else — their parents, their spouse, their teachers, society — created the life they are living. They don’t have the power to create their own lives.
We do not have to live like this. You don’t have to be a victim of your life. As a powerful person, you don’t have to simply react to whatever is happening today. You can take responsibility for your decisions and the consequences of those decisions — even for your mistakes and failures. You can respond to today and create your tomorrow!”
This is the part of kingdom life so many never understand, or choose to never understand! “They” settle for just the supernatural aspects thinking they have the “culture.”
The power [ability to prophesy or heal the sick] they do possess leads them to believe they are okay when in fact the most important aspects of kingdom culture they are relationally bankrupt in [honor, trust, selfless love, etc].
This delusion reduces them to a performance based Christianity with no authentic relationships. A person who primarily relates to only those they minister to, is, in fact, powerless! These people always disconnect from healthy people and environments because they are not healthy or connected internally.
My wife Donna and I have seen this too many times and what we have realized is, for the most part, these powerless people serve because of what they need or want, not for what those they are supposed to be serving and serving with need or want. They are in practice lone rangers because they are very lonely people.
Their need to be needed leads them to only love those they perceive love them the way they want to be loved, or love what they can do for them. Many times these people do not have substantive connections with anyone anywhere.
These people need to be needed and when what they do is challenged they take this to mean they are not valued [loved, appreciated, accepted]. This is because they have no real value for who they are, just what they can do.
These people struggle with trust issues! They portray themselves as trusting God and themselves. Everyone else is suspect! The truth is they do not trust anyone, including God!
They will, in the face of overwhelming evidence and a multitude of witnesses, deny they have done what is being asserted. They are innocent, just ask them!
It is very sad but is rampant nonetheless!
Can you imagine the look on some “powerful” people’s faces when, after they say to Jesus, “Lord, Lord! Did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles,?” they hear Him say to them, “I never knew you; Depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.”
It is time for God’s kids to grow up!
Dr. Kevin M. Drury, DMin
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