What is the source of your power and strength? Have you identified what pushes you to greatness? Many people gain encouragement from the accomplishments of others, mentors or heroes they have encountered. Recently, I saw the movie Harriet and was reminded of the supernatural power source to which we all have access.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
– Philippians 4:13
Harriet Tubman was a woman of immense bravery, determination and faith in action. When asked how she was able to free so many slaves, her response always included God being with her. Her adeptness was a result of the close relationship she maintained with Him. She trusted that He would guide, protect, strengthen, comfort and provide for her during her amazing feats. Unequivocally, she gave all credit to God as her sole power source.
I have told you these things, so that in Me
you may have [perfect] peace and confidence.
In the world you have tribulation and trials
and distress and frustration;
but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]!
For I have overcome the world.
[I have deprived it of power to harm you
and have conquered it for you.]
– John 16:33 (Amplified Version)
Harriet inspires me to see the future good despite the current circumstances. Her life teaches me how to be undaunted in the midst of haters, deceivers, fear and the seemingly impossible. She exemplifies the supernatural strength it takes to go forward after a setback. Her extraordinary accomplishments are a result of a very intimate and personal relationship with God. The best part is…you and I can rely on this power source, too!