Living a powerful Christian life is like plugging in a lamp and wondering why the light is not on when the switch is not turned on.
Being saved means you are empowered. Being powerful come from accessing the power of God and putting it to work in the way that God designed you.
Matthew 14-16 says “14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” [ESV]
Satan will try to turn off your switch. He will try to get you to turn it off. Life’s circumstances can distract us from the fact that we are designed to shine. When we are out of community, it’s easy to forget that our switch is off or to be unaware that the enemy is working against us.
Powerful Christian living takes focus. We have to turn the switch on every day by spending time with him. We have to resist temptation to turn it off. We have to avoid walking in sin because we have been freed from slavery to sin, and when we go back, it’s like tossing our lamp into water and hoping that it’s going to keep working.
God is our redeemer. His is our maker and our source. God did not make automatons who mindlessly operate according to some programming that was installed when we were made. We have the will to follow him or not. We can decide to live in the dark. We can choose to disobey the call on our lives and eave the switch off that lets us lead a life powered by Christ. I would rather lead a life of purpose and power.