No doubt these days place tension on relationships. People are feeling a sense of powerlessness, confusion, frustration and tender. Yes tender.
It’s a big heart journey and this journey with a pandemic and how we walk out of it, touches on our values. All of us. While the virus may not of touched some of us, the how to deal with it, has.
Being powerful doesn’t mean being controlling everybody. Some of the greatest being powerful is respectfully defining what’s ok and what’s not ok is how we connect and relate to one another.
That’s what we call boundaries. And we all have them and need them to stay healthy and live. Boundaries can feel like control. They are but their purpose is to maintain connection and happiness as we relate to one another.
The most powerful thing we can chose is vulnerability- which is choosing to risk showing up respectfully and with honor when we can’t control the outcome. It is not for the faint hearted. But it is how truely powerful people live.
Power is a key issue now. Power over or power with is the rumble. No one can take your power away unless you give it up.
Jesus modelled this for us when he said, “No one takes it (his life) from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.” (John 10:18)
How will you live powerfully today? How will it keep connection and keep healthy connection with those you love?