The Superpower of Will Power

When I was growing up my favorite super hero was Superman. I also enjoyed watching the original Batman TV series. The comic books offered some other super heroes, such as the Green Hornet. Now our grandchildren, both those in Florida and those in Mexico, are watching the entire series of Marvel’s super hero movies in chronological order. We love our super heroes!

I’ve come up with what I think could be the next great super hero. His name would be Will… Will Power. I can see it now, Will Power wearing a brightly colored spandex suit and cape of a complimenting color, both the suit and cape imprinted with WP. Okay, maybe the super hero Will Power will remain only a legend in my own mind, but what needs to be spread far and wide is the fact that there is super power in the will!

Will power is a tremendous quality to possess, and it’s God who has given it to us as a gift to possess! This gift from God of the will means we can make choices, determine, embrace, pursue, and persist at pursuing.

The real secret to having super will power is to align our will to God’s will for us. If it’s simply something we want it’s just our own desire that’s motivating us, a strong force, but a far greater motivation is knowing it’s God’s will for us. Seeking to make God’s will for us our own also means we have His support and help!

Jesus was the greatest person who ever lived, and He sought not to do His own will but the Heavenly Father’s will for Him. He calls upon us to do the same!

I know from personal experience that I won’t start something, work hard at a task, persist at doing the difficult, or accomplish a goal unless I have the will to do so. There’s an old saying, “Where there’s a will there’s a way.” I believe it!

And when I believe in doing God’s will that He has for me to do, then I have a power that’s greater than my own will power. Where there’s His will, there’s His way!

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.” (Psalm 37:4-6 ESV)

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