BY REV. DORAL PULLEY
The true meaning of the word, impotent, is lacking power, ability or capacity. In the Bible, people were considered impotent when they did not have control of their limbs or bodily functions. Jesus Christ healed a man who had been impotent for 38 years by telling him to rise, take up your bed and walk (John 5:1-15). Today, men are considered impotent when they are unable to perform sexually. Increasing male sexual prowess and stamina is a multi-million-dollar industry. Nevertheless, the true awakening is recognizing the power of God that is inside of us.
God is omnipotence meaning all power. God is not powerful; God is all power. God is all the power that there is. There is no power outside of God. God is the owner and the distributor of power. There is only one power source and that is God. Anyone who has power or authority has received it from God (Romans 13:1-3).
Because we are made in the image and likeness of God, we are potent. We have all the power that we need inside of us. Everything necessary for our success is within us. All the essential tools for our dreams to come true and for our visions to become reality are buried inside of us. Following Jesus Christ, makes us aware of the divine potential that we have always had.
We are not weak; we are strong. We are filled with all the fullness of God and all of God’s power is available to us right here and right now. All we have to do is access it. It is time for us to deny the lie that we are impotent and affirm the truth, I AM potent.
Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Unity of Midtown, 511 Prescott St. S, St. Petersburg.