Our society has it twisted today.

Many consider greatness and power to be how much you get, accumulate, collect and receive.

But, true greatness, power and influence can only proven through how much we give, release, disperse, and are willing to let go of.

People are impressed by:

Big bank accounts.

Big muscles.


Big mouths.

As much as science tries to disprove faith, it’s amazing how much it harmonizes with faith.

Big bank accounts, big muscles and big mouths are just like potential and kinetic energy.

As you may remember from school…

Potential energy is energy that is possessed but not released. It’s power isn’t proven until its released.

Kinetic energy is energy in motion. It’s power that has been released. It’s power has been proven.

Big bank accounts mean nothing until the funds are released. God commands that we should always be willing to give. He’s not talking about just giving to get a blessing, but truly giving from our heart to be a blessing. Notice what Yeshua tells us in Luke…

Luke 6:35 (NKJV)

35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, [a]hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.

Our Lord and Savior commands we lend looking for nothing in return. That’s giving.

That’s giving not trying to manipulate blessing out of God for yourself, but actually being a blessing from God through your abundance or lack of abundance.

If you only have $100 to your name, and you give $10 worth of help to someone in need, you’re the most important, powerful and influential. Person in their world in that moment.

Big muscles have accumulated much strength. The appear to be powerful, but that strength isn’t proven until they have actually lifted something or done some work. Muscles are potential energy, but when they become active they are kinetic energy.

Love is faith’s muscle.

No matter how much you claim to love others, it’s only proven through action. Love is only proven through pain, difficult days and sacrifice. It’s easy to claim love when things are going well, but it’s only proven through being hurt, betrayed or through sacrifice…

Romans 5:8 (NKJV)

8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

1 John 3:17 (NKJV)

17 But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?


Big mouths proclaim promises, claims and threats that sometimes can’t be backed up. Many people love to talk about what they can and will do, but until they back those claims and threats up they are merely potential energy.

When someone does what he or she says it becomes kinetic energy. It becomes power in motion.

1 John 3:17-18 (NKJV)

17 But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

18 My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

Remember, true power isn’t a closed fist but an open hand.


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